Orange Shirt Day and The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Canada flag (at Flag Pole Plaza) and the BC, Musqueam and UBC flags (temporarily relocated to the East Mall Entrance and Plaza at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre) on the UBC Vancouver Campus and the Canada, BC, Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBC flags at UBC Okanagan will be lowered on Friday, September 30, 2022 acknowledging Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30 is a day to honour and uphold Survivors and intergenerational Survivors of the Indian residential school system, and to commemorate those who didn’t return home. Commemorating and learning the history and continued impact of residential schools and other colonial legacies is fundamental to truth and reconciliation.

For more information and resources, please visit Orange Shirt Society, National Day for Truth and ReconciliationIndian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and the Orange Shirt Day page for UBC Okanagan.