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Ep 47 – Phyllis Webstad

By April 11, 2022October 13th, 2022No Comments

Turning Adversity into Inspiration and a Force for Positive Change: The Orange Shirt Story.

00:00 Intro
2:20 Phyllis’ Bio
3:40 What’s the Symbol of the “Orange Shirt”
7:19 Letter to the Readers of “Orange Shirt Day” Book
16:20 Stories of Impact
21:30 Call to the Audience
27:00 Outro


Phyllis Websted, Founder of Orange Shirt Day, Speaker, Author, a Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) author from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation, and the creator of Orange Shirt Day, a day of remembrance marked in Canada.
She is a First Nations residential school survivor. She has written multiple books, including a picture book depicting Webstad’s experience with the Indian residential school system.


Check Out: Orange Shirt Society at

Orange Shirt Day Book:

Books by Phyllis Webstad: