September 30, 2023
Intergenerational March to commemorate Orange Shirt Day
Join us for an intergenerational march to commemorate Orange Shirt Day (OSD). Members of the UBC community, families and those in solidarity are welcome to participate. The march is intergenerational, and aims to be educational and supportive to the Indigenous community on campus and beyond. Educational activities will allow younger participants to connect with the original inhabitants of the land and plant a seed to continue these conversations about a difficult era in Canadian history at home.
All Day Offerings
We encourage you to stop by the open area outside the UBC Bookstore to purchase food, educational materials, and t-shirts. Food trucks, a bannock maker, and the UBC Bookstore trailer will be on site from 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pacific Assistance Dogs Society training dogs and handlers will join attendees at the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre to provide support during the march.
Bathrooms will be open along the marching route. Locations TBD.
|11:45 a.m.||Participants gather at outdoor ‘amphitheatre’||Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre|
|12:00 p.m.||Event starts and Dana-Lyn Mackenzie, member of the Hwlitsum First Nation and Senior Manager of EDI.I for the Faculty of Applied Science, introduces Elder||Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre|
|12:05 p.m.||Opening by Elder Doris Fox from Musqueam||Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre|
|12:20 p.m.||Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolfpack), a traditional Coast Salish song and dance group, perform||Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre|
|12:50 p.m.||Dana-Lyn outlines route, identifies volunteers, and explains the march map and QR code||Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre|
|1:00 p.m.||March begins with placards and informational signage along the way||From Dialogue Center down Main Mall|
|1:45 p.m.||Speech by Elder John Jones of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, a survivor of the Alberni Residential School||Reconciliation Pole, end of Main Mall, near Forestry Building|
|2:15 p.m.||Closing words from Dean Rickey Yada and Dean James Olson||Reconciliation Pole, Main Mall|
|2:25–3:00 p.m.||Volunteers available to collect messages of support and solidarity to the speakers, especially the Elders||Reconciliation Pole, Main Mall|
|2:30 p.m.||Danilo Caron, march co-organizer, PhD student in civil engineering and Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator for UBC Engineering Academic Services, outlines activities, thanks volunteers, directs to final activities||Reconciliation Pole, Main Mall|
|2:30 p.m.||All participants can add written messages of support, solidarity and handprints to the cairn||Main Mall, Engineering cairn outside of the Kaiser building|
|3:00 p.m.||Intergenerational March Concludes||n/a|
- The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre provides OSD resources and events throughout September.
- Take Weaving Relations, a self-directed Canvas course which provides Indigenous awareness training. Available to UBC students, staff, and faculty.
- Check out media from years past to learn more about the Intergenerational March to commemorate OSD.
Date & Time
Sat, September 30, 2023
Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre