The story of residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad sparked a national movement to recognize the experiences of survivors of residential and day schools. On Orange Shirt Day, held annually on September 30, people from all over the country are encouraged to take time to meaningfully reflect on truth and conciliation in Canada.

Carleton University is committed to conciliation, as outlined in Kinàmàgawin, a revitalized long-term Indigenous strategy with 41 calls to action to make our university a more welcoming space for current and future Indigenous students and faculty members. This Orange Shirt Day, Carleton is encouraging members of our community to wear orange, meaningfully reflect on the harmful impact of residential and day schools, and seek out opportunities toward conciliation – on this day and beyond.


For more events relating to Indigenous research talks, speaking events, and student symposiums, please visit the Indigenous Gathering Site.

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Kinàmàgawin Indigenous Learning Certificate

The Centre for Indigenous Support and Community Engagement is proud to present the Kinàmàgawin Indigenous Learning Certificate. Within the series, four sessions will discuss anti-Indigenous racism in Canada, institutional anti-indigenous racism and education, Indigenous student experiences and the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, and practicing allyship and righting relations.

The workshops are 3 hours in length. They will run monthly and will be offered in the fall and winter terms. Participants will have an option to attend Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, OR Thursday cohorts to complete this training. Currently, these workshops are only being offered virtually to Carleton faculty and staff.

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