Save the Date: September 28, Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Reconciliation Pole, 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart, Haida Hereditary Chief and Master Carver. Photo Credit: Paul H. Joseph / UBC Brand & Marketing
On behalf of Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President of Health, UBC, Dr. Mike Allard, Vice-Dean, Health Engagement, and the Office of Respectful Environments, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (REDI), please join us for the next It Starts with Us virtual event to commemorate Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Learn more about Orange Shirt Day here.
Discover more about REDI’s Indigenous Initiatives here.
Topic: Truth Telling: A first step toward reconciliation
When: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. PDT
What Will I Learn? You will learn about the historical and current context of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and the significance of Orange Shirt Day.
- Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President of Health, UBC
- Elder Doris Fox of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam)
- Dr. Alika Lafontaine, President-Elect, Canadian Medical Association
- Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, Academic Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
- Deborah Cook – Anaapiiatuk, Indian Residential School Survivor
- Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup, Indigenous Initiatives Advisor, REDI
Message from the Indigenous Initiatives Advisor
“The time to make things happen is now. The time to seek out our individual and shared power is now.”
Read the statement from Derek Thompson – Thlaapkiituup here