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Tribal Affairs

​​​​​​​​​​​Orange Shirt Day - Sep. 30​, 2022

This annual day of affirmation opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of the Residential/Indian Boarding School system. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of these schools and the legacy they have left behind. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, as do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are now an adult. This day reminds us to support the survivors and stand against all forms of racism, including systemic racism and bullying in our societies.​​

Calls to actio​n

​​​​The Oregon Department of Human Services Office of Tribal Affairs and the WAHONE (We Are Here Oregon Native Employeees) Resource Group invite you to wear Orange and participate in our Orange Shirt Day activities. Please join us by doing one or all of the following calls to action. 

Have questions or need assistance​? Contact Tony Aaron Fuller: tony-aaron.fuller@odhs.oregon.gov

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Every child matters: ODHS honors Orange Shirt Day September 30, 2022 Every child matters: Orange Shirt Day September 30, 2022


​Social Media - wear orange and post your picture


Tag ODHS on these platforms


Hashtags

#ODHSOrangeShirtDay #OregonOrangeShirtDay #EveryChildMatters

Caption samples

Today I wear Orange in solidarity of First Nations, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians affected by Residential Indian Boarding Schools.

I am wearing Orange because I am honoring (name of person, name of family, name of tribe) that was affected by the Residential Indian Boarding School System

I am wearing Orange in solidarity of the impacts of Residential Indian Boarding Schools on the Nine Tribes of Oregon

Today I learned about residential boarding schools and I am wearing Orange to honor families impacted by Residential Indian Boarding Schools in Oregon and throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Post samples

Today I wear Orange for #ODHSOrangeShirtDay in solidarity of First Nations, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians affected by Residential Indian Boarding Schools. #EveryChildMatters #OregonOrangeShirtDay

I am wearing Orange because I am honoring members of the (tribe name) who survived the Residential Indian Boarding School System.

#ODHSOrangeShirtDay #EveryChildMatters #OregonOrangeShirtDay

I am wearing Orange in solidarity of the impacts of Residential Indian Boarding Schools on the Nine Tribes of Oregon #ODHSOrangeShirtDay #OregonOrangeShirtDay #EveryChildMatters

Today I learned that Pacific University and Willamette University in Oregon first began as industrial schools that were part of the Federal Indian Boarding School system.  I am wearing Orange to honors families impacted by Residential Indian Boarding Schools in Oregon and throughout the U.S. and Canada.​

ODHS photo campaign

​​Be part of our ODHS photo campaign with internal ODHS partners. Email your post and photograph to Tribal Affairs Communication specialist Tony Aaron Fuller: tony-aaron.fuller@odhs.oregon.gov  ​