At NIC recognize that as an educational institution we have a responsibility to honour, respect, and support Indigenous cultures and identities as we move towards a future of reconciliation and hope.
In recognition of Orange Shirt Day, we are honouring the voices of Indigenous members of the NIC community and highlighting ways in which non-Indigenous members of the NIC community also work to celebrate and support Indigenous cultures and identities. Whether it is in student services, program initiatives or partnerships with various Indigenous communities, we are working to make education accessible, respectful and welcoming to Indigenous peoples.
“Today is a day to honour and remember residential school survivors and their families. We must also remember those children that never made it and are no long with us. Today is a day for survivors to tell their stories and for us to listen with open hearts.” - Phyllis Webstad.
Join the conversation
Share your voice about the importance of honouring residential school survivors and celebrating Indigenous voices, cultures and identities.
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Listen to Survivors' Stories
Phyllis Webstad- Orange Shirt Day Presentation
Eddy Charlie shares. Eddy is a residential school survivor who started Victoria Orange Shirt Day. Watch his video.
Virtual Events and Videos
Free Orange Shirt Day Online Classroom (Exploring the New Orange Shirt Day Book)
Xe Xe Smun’eem, Victoria Orange Shirt Day | Xe Xe Smun’eem (Sacred Children) Victoria Orange Shirt Day Video
Orange Shirt Day Story with Phyllis Webstad Hosted by UBC
History of Orange Shirt Day
The History of Orange Shirt Day
How Orange Shirt Came to Be
Resources for Survivors
NIC Counselling - counselling and support resources for NIC students
Healing and wellness resources from the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
NIC Library & Learning Commons Library Guide
NIC Initiatives & Stories
NIC gifted Kwak'wala name Mixalakwila for Port Hardy campus
Centre for Applied Research, Technology & Innovation (CARTI)
Metal Jewellery Design