Date: Sep 27, 2023 to Sep 29, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: A Building, multiple locations


Since 2021, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (NDTR) has been commemorated on September 30. This day is also Orange Shirt Day, which honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. The NDTR Committee would like to invite the College community to come to the offerings below, and learn about residential schools and their impact today. This public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. We hope to see you at these offerings. 

We acknowledge that these offerings are happening on the traditional, ancestral, unceded and present day lands of the Musqueam who have stewarded them since time immemorial. 


It’s important to understand and recognize the past in order to build a strong and shared future. We invite you to visit the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation resources page for a collection of resources, podcasts, videos, local events, and much more to begin, or continue, the ongoing process of reconciliation.

List of Offerings 

Many of the offerings below include mention and discussion around residential schools and other potentially sensitive and traumatic subject matters. Please take care and consider your capacity for engaging in this information as we have not been able to provide warnings for each offering. 

Wednesday, September 27 

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Opening
    Featuring Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack)
    Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Location: A Building Foyer 

  • Education station
    Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 
    Location: A Building Foyer 

  • Musqueam Timeline [POSTPONED]
    Time: 2:30 - 4:30 pm
    Location: T-Gallery 

Thursday, September 28

  • Education station
    Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    Location: A Building Foyer 

  • Musqueam Flag Raising Ceremony
    Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Location: Front Lawn  

Friday, September 29 

  • Education station
    Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
    Location: A Building Foyer 

  • Closing Friendship Circle Drum Dance
    Time: 2:30 pm 3:00 pm
    Location: T-Gallery

Orange Shirts available 

The bookstore on campus has a limited number of orange shirts by Coast Salish artist Simone Diamond and produced by Native Northwest. To purchase a shirt, visit the on-campus bookstore or online