About 150 nursing students from the University of Manitoba will walk today to honour the survivors of Residential Schools.
The Every Child Matters — Orange Shirt Day event also works to recognize the multi-generational impact of Residential Schools on the current and future health status and health services of Indigenous peoples.
“I think that one of the most important outcomes is to realize that we as a society are only at the beginning of reconciliation and that we all have a role to play,” said Elaine Mordoch, associate professor in the College of Nursing.
“We hope that this event will kindle ongoing conversations and thoughts about what reconciliation may look like and how future nurses (our students) will enact that responsibility in health care.”
The walk will leave at 10:45 a.m. from the Helen Glass Centre ((177 Dysart Road) to the National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NRCTC), where a pledge will then be delivered.