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Orange Shirt Day with Courtney Defriend

Our special guest for this event is Coast Salish Author, Courtney Defriend.

Courtney’s book If Instead of a Person, imaginatively explores the wisdom to be learned from living as a tree. It invites readers to become change agents that respect the interconnectedness of nature and humanity. 

During this event, Courtney will be sharing her book with us while integrating themes of Truth and Reconciliation in an age appropriate manner. 

To honour Orange Shirt Day, Courtney’s book, If Instead of a Person, depicts traditional teachings on our connection and similarities to Mother Earth. In the past, Residential Schools did not allow such teachings to be shared with our children. Today, this book contributes to many ways to reintroduce Indigenous principles to children and families.


When: Wednesday, September 29th @ 9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST
Length: 45  Minutes
What: Virtual Author Visit with Courtney DeFriend
Who:  Designed for K – Grade 4 – Everyone Welcome
Curricular Connections: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

Post- Event Update: 

We had an amazing time at the event with Courtney. If you didn’t get a chance to sign up and attend live, you can still download the Resource Package and participate through the Livestream Recording any time!

CLICK HERE to go to the Event Page. 

This FREE event is hosted in partnership with Simbi & Peppermint Toast Publishing.