At White Buffalo Coffee Company, our roots are interwoven with the tapestry of Indigenous history.
Every roast we create tells a story, and on September 30th, that story is tinged with the memories of the residential school experience.
Orange Shirt Day is more than just a commemoration — it's a poignant reminder of our past, of the children who were taken from their homes and stripped of their identity, language, and culture. It's a day to honour the survivors of this harrowing experience and the healing journey they and their families undertake.
Orange Shirt Day Acknowledged
September 30th is Orange Shirt Day. On this day communities across Canada come together, united by the vibrant hue of orange, to share stories, engage in meaningful dialogues, and make strides towards a future of genuine reconciliation. White Buffalo Coffee Company proudly joins in this movement, amplifying voices that must be heard and raising awareness about this significant chapter in our shared history.
Our journey of acknowledgment does not halt at remembrance. In 2021, a significant step forward was taken when the Canadian Government officially recognized September 30th as a national holiday: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It's a testament to the nation's commitment to acknowledging past wrongs and forging a path of understanding, healing, and unity.
Orange Shirt Day Defined
White Buffalo Coffee Company stands at the forefront of championing Indigenous values and stories. This Orange Shirt Day, we invite you to join hands with us in giving back to our community. By supporting other Indigenous businesses selling Orange Shirts that donate to charities focused on Indigenous youth and survivors, you are not just wearing a colour — you're making a statement.
Importantly, we encourage our customers to consider donating to the Orange Shirt Day Society or the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. Every contribution goes a long way in aiding healing, education, and reconciliation initiatives.
This September 30th, let's stand together in orange. By recognizing our past and supporting a future where every child truly matters, we pave the way for a brighter, more inclusive Canada. At White Buffalo Coffee Company, every sip is a tribute, every cup a promise. Join us in honouring Orange Shirt Day and ensuring our collective history is remembered, acknowledged, and defined by our actions today.