Victoria Orange Shirt Day was initiated in 2015 by Residential School survivor Eddy Charlie and his friend Kristin Spray while attending the Indigenous Studies program at Camuson College. Today, the event is attended by thousands of people from across the City of Victoria seeking to recognize the sacrifices of residential school survivors.
Eddy and Kristin have made enormous contributions to the Orange Shirt Day movement. Together, they have volunteered tens of thousands of hours to raise awareness about residential schools, meeting with community groups, public officials, schools and anyone else interested in honoring survivors. Eddy and Kristin also order and distribute orange shirts to members of the community looking to participate in Orange Shirt Day. All of these costs are presently covered out-of-pocket.
Contributions to this GoFundMe campaign will directly support Eddy and Kristin in this important work. This includes covering the costs of shirts, speaking engagements, travel, honoraria and other costs currently covered out of pocket.
For more information, or to order an Orange Shirt, please visit victoriaorangeshirtday.com.
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