Orange Shirt Day

When

Sep 30

Contact

https://www.tsc.ca/pages/productdetails?nav=r:484140

Details

Join KiSS 91.7 by wearing orange in support of the Orange Shirt Society, which aims to educate Canadians on the history and impact of our country’s residential school system and advocate for action on reconciliation. Orange Shirt Day happens annually on September 30 and was started by Phyllis Webstad, a residential school survivor and Executive Director of Orange Shirt Society. The movement was inspired by an incident on her first day at a residential school, where her brand new orange shirt was taken away from her.

 

KiSS and Rogers Sports & Media Inc. have teamed up with Objibwe artist Patrick Hunter to create a special design for Orange Shirt Day, with all net proceeds going towards the Orange Shirt Society to help this non-profit expand Indigenous education across Canada.

 

Click here to purchase your shirt.

 

Patrick Hunter in his Orange Shirt Day design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shirt was designed as a tribute to the lives affected and lost through the residential school system, including more than 150,000 Indigenous youth sent away from their parents for almost a century, with the last school closing in 1996.

Patrick Hunter is a 2-Spirit Ojibway Woodland artist and graphic designer from the community of Red Lake, in North Western Ontario. Patrick currently resides in Toronto, but still makes regular journeys home to Red Lake to stay inspired, be with family and teach art classes to the next generation of Woodland artists.

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