Phyllis Webstad: the Orange Shirt Story
The Orange Shirt Story is a true story accessible to by all ages about Phyllis Webstad and her experience at a residential school when she was six years old. Phyllis's Granny bought her a shiny new orange shirt that she wore on her first day, however, upon arriving at the St. Joseph Mission, her shirt was taken away from her, never to be returned. The Orange Shirt Story has the power to bring communities together and open up a safe space in which we can have an honest conversation about our shared history in a gentle and informative way.
The author Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) is Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage. She was born in Dog Creek and lives in Williams Lake, BC, Canada. Phyllis is well respected for her work, her courage and for striving to heal our communities and Nation through speaking her truth.
Book sales and signing will take place after the event.
Sunday, October 14