UBC experts and events on Orange Shirt Day 2023

October 05, 2023

Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)UBC experts and events on Orange Shirt Day 2023 Media AdvisoriesSeptember 30 is both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. It is a date to recognize residential school survivors, intergenerational survivors and those who didn’t return home. It’s also a day to learn about and reflect on the history and ongoing impacts of the Indian residential school system and other colonial policies in Canada. UBC experts are available to comment. Available interviews:Danilo Caron (he/him)PhD student, Department of Civil EngineeringEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishA student with roots from Castelfranco Veneto in Italy and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation in OntarioCo-leading the Intergenerational MarchDana-Lyn McKenzieSenior Manager, EDI and Indigeneity, Faculty of Applied Science/Faculty of Land and Food SystemsEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishLead for the Intergenerational March commemorating Orange Shirt DayEducational resourcesTo learn more about Orange Shirt Day or Indian Residential School history, visit:

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UBC experts and events on Orange Shirt Day 2023

Media Advisories

September 30 is both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. It is a date to recognize residential school survivors, intergenerational survivors and those who didn’t return home. It’s also a day to learn about and reflect on the history and ongoing impacts of the Indian residential school system and other colonial policies in Canada. 

UBC experts are available to comment. 

Brenna Bhandar
Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Email: [email protected] 
Interview language(s): English 

  • Property studies, critical theory, colonial legal history

     

     

Dr. Janice Forsyth (she/her)
Professor, School of Kinesiology
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Important role of sports in Indigenous resurgence today

     

  • Sports and games as ‘quiet’ tools for resistance by the students, especially boys

     

  • Sports and physical activities to ‘hide’ the health issues at that were rampant at school and promote schooling as a fun/productive place, all to enhance the process of assimilation

     

Dr. Tricia Logan
Interim Academic Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
Assistant Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies
Email: [email protected] 
Interview language(s): English 

  • Residential schools, Métis history, colonialism, truth and reconciliation, histories of Indigenous Peoples, museum studies

     

Dr. Andrew Martindale
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Email: [email protected] 
Interview language(s): English 

  • Ground-penetrating radar, Member of the National Advisory Committee on Residential Schools Missing Children and Unmarked Burials (

    www.nac-cnn.ca

    )

     

Chiteleqches / Dr. Richard Vedan, RSW
Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work
Member, Secwepemc First Nation
Email: [email protected] 
Interview language(s): English 

  • As a member of the Neskonlith Band of the Secwepemc Nation, a second-generation survivor, clinician and academic, Dr. Vedan can speak to history at micro to macro level, family relationships, and intergenerational complex trauma in historical and contemporary circumstances

     

Public events

Click here for more information on events being held at UBC around Orange Shirt Day, including the Intergenerational March scheduled for Sept. 30. 

Available interviews: 

Danilo Caron (he/him)
PhD student, Department of Civil Engineering
Email: [email protected] 
Interview language(s): English 

  • A student with roots from Castelfranco Veneto in Italy and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation in Ontario

     

  • Co-leading the Intergenerational March

     

Dana-Lyn McKenzie
Senior Manager, EDI and Indigeneity, Faculty of Applied Science/Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Email: [email protected] 
Interview language(s): English 

  • Lead for the Intergenerational March commemorating Orange Shirt Day

     

Educational resources

 

To learn more about Orange Shirt Day or Indian Residential School history, visit: 

The source of this news is from The University of British Columbia