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September 30th is Orange Shirt Day.  Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s account of losing her shiny new orange shirt on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.  The date was chosen because children are back in school and teachers have time to plan, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the year.  Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and community agencies to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come. For more information go to http://www.orangeshirtday.org/
 
The Truth & Reconciliation Commission's reports provide an extraordinary resource to non-indigenous Canadians to learn about the history of First Nations, Metis and Inuit Canadians. Please join the thousands who have already signed up for the TRC Reading Challenge at http://trcreadingchallenge.com.
 
CIRCLE Vision
 
To foster dialogue and relationships between indigenous communities and clubs in Rotary International District 7080.
 
CIRCLE Mission
 
To act as a resource group to clubs in Rotary International District 7080 who:
  • Wish to enlarge their knowledge about indigenous traditions, culture and protocol; and
  • Seek the opportunity to collaborate with indigenous groups.
 
Can CIRCLE help your Club?
 
Does your Club want to learn more about Canadian indigenous traditions, culture and protocol?
Is your Club thinking about creating an Aboriginal committee?
Is your Club looking for an opportunity to support an Aboriginal project?
 
If your Club’s answer to any of these questions is yes, please contact us.  CIRCLE can assist by:
  • Providing you with the schedule for upcoming CIRCLE meetings and information sessions
  • Putting you in touch with Aboriginal committee members at other 7080 clubs
  • Providing you with information about current and planned Aboriginal projects, as well as projects that have been completed
  • Connecting you to Indigenous resource groups
  • Helping you find speakers
  • Presenting at one of your Club meetings
Please contact John Lomax, CIRCLE Committee Chair.