September 30th is Orange Shirt Day and to help the community recognize this important day of awareness, you are invited to attend a couple online events. For a brief description of what Orange Shirt Day is about, visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html. We hope you will take some time to acknowledge this day and what it means for healing and reconciliation.
The PCC and Indian Residential Schools
From 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, we will be watching a video about the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s role in the residential school system followed by a brief discussion. We will also be viewing a short reflection about Orange Shirt Day by Vivian Ketchum whose mother attended a Presbyterian residential school.
Celebrating an Indigenous Harvest
Starting at 7:30 pm, One Burlington (a multi-faith organization) is hosting a celebration of the Indigenous harvest featuring:
- Indigenous Elder of the Mississaugas of the Credit, Carolyn King CM.
- Semiah Smith performing singing and dancing of the Mohawk Nation at Crawford Lake
- Sherry Saevil of “Grandmothers’ Voice” of the Haudenosaunee at an Indigenous Healing Garden
To attend, please preregister by 29 September at: