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Orange Shirt Day march at UBC

Darpan News Desk Darpan, 29 Sep, 2023 02:39 PM
  • Orange Shirt Day march at UBC

A march will be held on the University of B-C's Point Grey campus tomorrow in honour of Canada's third Truth and Reconciliation Day.

The march also honours those who suffered at -- or did not come home from -- Indian residential schools in B-C and across the country.

Tomorrow's event begins at the university's Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre -- and marchers will pause at the Reconciliation Pole where residential school survivor and Snuneymuxw (Snuh-NAY'-mow) First Nation Elder John Jones will speak.

Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim, his Victoria counterpart Mayor Marianne Alto and Yukon Premier Ranj Pillai (pill-AY') are among those who have issued supportive statements in advance of Truth and Reconciliation Day.

While Kwantlen Polytechnic University has announced the launch of its Indigenous Studies Department in the Faculty of Arts.

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