Orange Shirt

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.

Orange Shirt Day was founded by Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwpemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). When she turned 6 years old, her granny managed to pull enough money together to buy her a new outfit to go to the Mission school that included a shiny orange shirt, a shirt Phyllis was proud to wear. However, when she arrived at the Mission, they stripped her, and took away her clothes, including the orange shirt! 

Join us in the spirit of reconciliation and in support of future generations by ordering a HIP Orange Shirts for yourself and your organization

Order Your Orange Shirt!

Click the link provided to download the order form, enter your information and email it to [email protected] before August 15th to ensure there is enough time to receive it prior to September 30th. Be sure to share a photo of you and your organization wearing the shirts!