Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to mark the massive impact of residential schools upon Indigenous communities since their rise in the late 19th and 20thCenturies. This day of observance has now been recognized as a statutory day of remembrance, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
As part of this day, the AGH is hosting a workshop led by Hamilton Indigenous community members Jordan Carrier, Michael Blashkoand Rebecca Hammond. The workshop will combine stories and discussion on how we should understand this day, and how we can better follow through on the collective work of reconciliation.
Admission is Free.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of September 22, 2021, the Government of Ontario requires visitors to any indoor public or private event (including talks, workshops, private parties, etc) who are 12 years of age and older to be fully vaccinated (two doses, plus 14 days) and to provide proof of vaccination along with government-issued ID upon arrival. Please arrive early for any scheduled events or activities to allow time for check-in screening. Regular visitors who are not part of an organized event or activity are not required to show proof of vaccination.
From the Contemporary Art Collection
Resting with Warriors 2001
Shelley Niro (Mohawk b. 1954)
series of 4 woodcuts on wove paper, Purchase, Permanent Collection Fund, 2016
© Courtesy Shelley Niro