Show Your Solidarity and Contribute to Indigenous Reconciliation Efforts....
not just on September 30 but all year long!
We are honoured to invite you to support the grassroots efforts of Albert Dumont, who designed these beautiful shirts. According to Albert, the image represents an opportunity to "bring forth a new relationship of honour and respect for the Indigenous Peoples of this land".
ALL PROFITS go to advance Indigenous reconciliation and promote awareness of the intergenerational impacts of residential schools. Albert is directing the operations, and the orange shirt society has validated this initiative. You can learn more about these initiatives here.
I like it when we wear our orange shirts together!
-Willam, age 3
The image on my orange represents living in balance with all our relations. As Canadians, this means understanding that we are implicated in these relations and have responsibilities toward taking action against colonial harms and anti-Indigenous racisms.
When I wear my orange shirt, I’m reminded of the wee ones and all those who never got to live “the good life” that was meant for them. I also feel a deep responsibility to demonstrate Settler accountability. This means working for justice.
Leading up to wearing my orange shirt, I spent time listening to survivors and so my shirt is a reminder to take time in my day to reflect on what I’ve learned and to actively remember the children and families impacted by residential schools. I also wear my shirt to acknowledge that there is still a lot of work to do, and so my shirt is a symbolic agreement to work in collaboration to learn how I can contribute to making Canada a more equitable place to support healing and Indigenous sovereignty.