The Calgary Stampede observes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. There will be many community events on that date – consider attending one and wearing orange. If you are looking to learn more, here are a few resources to get you started:

  • Phyllis Webstad whose experience going to Residential School is the origin of Orange Shirt Day. There are many places selling orange shirts - be sure to check that revenue generated is reinvested in the work of Truth and Reconciliation. The Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Gift Shop and Moonstone Creation in Inglewood are two local sources if you are looking to buy one. Moonstone Creation also has a learn-to-bead kit for orange shirt pins.

Some of the topics can be difficult or triggering. There are resources to support you if you need help.

The Indian Residential School Survivor 24-hour crises line: 1.866.925.4419