colonialism

Here’s how to talk to kids about Orange Shirt Day, according to Indigenous educators – National

When Phyllis Webstad was six, her grandmother got her a new orange tie-front t-shirt to wear to school. But on her first day at St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams Lake, BC, Webstad’s new orange shirt was taken away from her. The color orange has always reminded Webstad of her experience at boarding school …

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New online course counters harmful stereotypes about Indigenous peoples

When a friend of Janice Hurlburt took to social media to share a carved “totem pole” she received as a birthday present from a non-Indigenous artist, Hurlburt was quick to message her. “I suggested she call it a sculpture, just not using the word ‘totem’ because it’s specific to a cultural practice and sacred.” Hurlburt’s …

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