UVic News – University of Victoria

How to buy your orange t-shirt

Beginning July 18, UVic Bookstore will take departmental pre-orders for this year’s OSD t-shirts in support of Orange Shirt Day, which coincides with the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. On this day, we wear orange to honor the Indigenous children who were sent to residential schools, those who did not return home, and those who are still feeling the lasting effects on our families, friends and communities. communities. Orange t-shirts can be purchased for $25.00 + tax.

All proceeds will be used to support the Elder Engagement Fund, the Witness Blanket Project or the Orange Shirt Day Society. Additional donations can also be made directly to initiatives.

The artwork on the orange shirts is titled “Heart and hands”, created by Carey Newman Hayalthkin’geme (Kwakwaka’wakw/Coast Salish).

“This design was made to honor the children who died in residential schools. The hearts express love for all those in unmarked graves and compassion for the families and communities who waited for them to be found. The colorful little hands remind us of the uniqueness and beauty of every child. Taken together, they represent our commitment to listen to our hearts and use our hands, to do the work that needs to be done.

The visceral confirmation of survivor accounts that came from locating these graves affected many of us emotionally. It changed the way many people think and feel about our current stories and realities in Canada. – C. Newman

Departments interested in ordering these shirts for their staff can reserve their order here. This site is for DEPARTMENT pre-orders only.

If you are an individual and want to buy an orange shirt, the order will start in store or online via the UVic Library after mid-August. when the stock arrives at the bookstore.

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