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Installation of the Tiny Orange Shirt Project
October 3, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for the unveiling of the Orange Shirt Project, a new art installation in the Neville Scarfe Building, Vancouver campus.
The Orange Shirt Project began in the summer of 2021, when Jennifer Kent Symons posted a Facebook call-to-action for knitters to respond to the announcement of 215 unmarked graves at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, similar discoveries have been made across the country. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s initial estimates of a death toll of 3200 have now been revised to more than 7000.
The installation is a collaboration among Dr. Kerry Renwick, Dr. Shannon Leddy, Dr. Lorrie Miller and Heather Clark, who invited their students, colleagues and friends as a collective act of recognition, remembrance and reconciling. The installation is intended to remind all educators of their responsibility to keep Indigenous education at the heart of their teaching practice.
Grace Point will welcome attendees to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory, followed by a few words from the project team and other invited speakers. Everyone is welcome, and no RSVP is required.