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Orange Shirt Day - September 30, 2019

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On Orange Shirt Day, September 30th, grade 12 students witnessed an engaging panel discussion in the school theatre titled, Meeting in the Middle; Moving Forward Together. Dr. Jan Hare, Dean of Indigenous Education at UBC, Xwalacktun, Squamish artist who carved the VSB Reconciliation Pole, and broadcaster/writer, Gunargie O'Sullivan spoke about the Indian Residential School, Truth and Reconciliation, and empowering students to lead Canada in creating a new relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

In the afternoon, students watched and reflected upon the film Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese. It was a valuable day of learning, discussion and consideration.

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