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Vancouver museum to hold event in advance of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

It's a family-oriented event
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Orange lanterns will be created for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

With the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation statutory holiday coming up later this month, UBC's Museum of Anthropology is planning an event mixing children's stories, art, and education.

On Saturday, Sept. 25 the museum will hold 'Honour with Orange,' an event for families with children age 6 to 12 in an effort to educate about the impact the schools and honour survivors.

The museum's curator of Indigenous Programming, Damara Jacobs-Petersen, will read children's stories by Canadian Indigenous authors first, exploring the issues around residential schools. This will give participants a chance to explore the legacy of residential schools in advance of Sept. 30's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

After the stories, a more hands-on activity is planned.

"Following the storytelling, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own commemorative orange lantern and button while learning more about the significance of Orange Shirt Day," states the event webpage.

Things will start at 10:30 a.m., with stories running until 11 a.m. The more craft-oriented portions will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is first-come, first-served. The cost of the event is included with admission into the museum.