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Podcast Episode
12:00pm

Orange Shirt Day

with Michelle Good
Host: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Orange Shirt Day

with Michelle Good
Host: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
30
Wednesday
Sep
12:00pm
Michelle Good

This episode features Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm in conversation with Michelle Good about her new novel, Five Little Indians.

 

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation. 

 

Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians by Michelle Good chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward. 

 

A limited number of signed books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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