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Beyond the Orange Shirt Story

A book by Phyllis Webstad.

Phyllis Webstad  

Beyond the Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths, as told by six generations of Phyllis Webstad's family that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before, during, and after their Residential School experiences. In this book, Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors share their stories authentically and in their own words. Readers of this book will become more aware of a number of challenges faced by many Indigenous peoples in Canada. With this awareness comes learning and unlearning, understanding, acceptance, and change. Phyllis's hope is that all Canadians honour the lives and experiences of Survivors and their families as we go Beyond the Orange Shirt Story. (From Medicine Wheel Education)

Interviews with Phyllis Webstad

Phyllis Webstad is the founder of Orange Shirt Day, a day that honours Indigenous children who endured the horrors of residential schools. Her picture book, Phyllis's Orange Shirt, tells the story of her first day at residential school. 4:12

More about Orange Shirt Day

This past week, Canada marked Orange Shirt Day, a day designed to educate people about residential schools and the impact they had on Indigenous communities. This is a part of Canada's history that touches almost every Indigenous family in this country. 51:39

Orange Shirt Day: A conversation starter and important 'step closer to reconciliation'

1 year ago
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'It's grown so much because it's not just an Indigenous matter, it's a Canadian issue,' says Mi'kmaq Printing and Design's Deidre Augustine. 2:20

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