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Indigenous Resources



Welcome everyone!  

The Indigenous Resource page is currently being revitalized in the spirit of Indigenization and reconciliation through education.  

While resources from the Selkirk Library catalogue can be accessed here, students and staff can find additional authentic Indigenous learning materials and resources by following the various links provided below.

This is also a space for college community members to learn about current Indigenous events, actions, and realities.  

Please stay tuned as content and resources related to various cultural threads will be updated regularly!


This guide will help you find print and electronic resources for Indigenous assignments, research and general interest. Using the tabs at the left of the guide, you can navigate to different pages.




Truth and Reconciliation for the month of September

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:

Actions & Events at Selkirk College

94 Days of Education and Action

Selkirk Reads! September 26 in the Gathering Place.

Orange Shirt Beading: September 27 & 28 in the Gathering Place.

Flag-Raising Ceremony: September 27 at the Main Entrance


National Day for Truth & Reconciliation was first observed as a federal statutory holiday on September 30, 2021.

Orange Shirt Society & Phyllis (Jack) Webstad

Orange Shirt Day 

Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation both take place on September 30th of each year.



Orange Shirt Society & Phyllis Jack Webstad-Learn about Phyllis Jack Webstad, a founder of Orange Shirt Society, and her journey to residential school-The origin story of Orange Shirt Day.  

Residential Schools & Reconciliation Resources-Join Phyllis Jack Webstad as she shares her experiences and perspectives regarding Orange Shirt Day, Canadian history & residential schools, and more through a series of short videos (scroll to bottom of page).

Teacher Resources (from Orange Shirt Society)-Find a wide variety of educational resources pertaining to residential schools and reconciliation, including teaching guides, orange shirt sticker templates, and more.


Orange Shirt Day at Selkirk College- Learn more about Orange Shirt Day at Selkirk College.  This year's Orange Shirt was designed by Payton Maffioli, an Indigenous student in the Recreation, Fish & Wildlife program. 

Orange Shirts Available at the Castlegar Bookstore (Selkirk College)



  Shirt prices: Adult-$24 / Youth-$14 

$5 from each sale will be donated to the Orange Shirt Society and the Kuu-us Crisis Line Society.


Learn more about this year's design by Payton here.



What is the significance of wearing an Orange Shirt?  This is an opportunity for unity among college community in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.  By wearing an Orange Shirt, you are showing support of Residential School survivors and remembrance of the countless children who did not survive, as well as their families and communities.   


Why does it matter where you purchase an orange shirt for Orange Shirt Day & National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?  It is important that proceeds from Orange Shirt sales continue on to support the cause in an authentic and culturally appropriate way.  It is also important to support Indigenous artists who annually design artwork for Orange Shirts, as well as the message behind their artwork.  Selkirk College has taken the necessary steps to ensure culturally appropriate Orange Shirts are available to college community members.


Culturally appropriate Orange Shirt sales should clearly display-communicate the following:

1) Where proceeds from sales are being donated and which Indigenous organization they are donating to.

2) Who designed the graphic (Indigenous artist) and information about the artist and their design.

3) Often times a tag will indicate if the shirt was produced/supplied by an Indigenous business and/or artist.


Read an article by Tom Yun from CTV News here to learn more (first published September 28, 2022).


Last year's Orange Shirt was designed by Cree artist Rodney Noskiye, who is the Indigenous Student Navigator at Selkirk College.  In September 2022, Rodney facilitated a gathering for Orange Shirt Day and Truth & Reconciliation at the Gathering Place.  Read about Rodney's thoughts on Indigenous reconciliation and his role in supporting students and community here.


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