Today, as part of Orange Shirt Day, Sault College staff and students along with community supporters joined together in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school survivors and remember those who did not make it back home to their family.
Taking place in Enji Maawnjiding, the “Where We Gather” Indigenous Centre, guests heard powerful stories from residential school survivor Sharon “Dolly” Syrette as well as poems from her book titled “Feelings for Life.”
“Today and every day we encourage everyone to reflect on the important history and legacy of residential schools. Through days like Orange Shirt Day, we’re able to hear stories from those most impacted by residential schools,” said Dr. Ron Common, President Sault College. “These experiences not only help us to learn and grow, but also allows us to teach others so together we can continue to move along a journey of healing and reconciliation.”
Sault College offers an open and inviting learning environment and strives to foster an appreciation and understanding of the histories, languages, cultures and traditions of Indigenous peoples.
The College is proud to offer events in support of Indigenous education and takes great pride in this work. Through this education, we’re remaining an active participant in raising awareness and helping to shape both the current generation and generations to come.