Beyond The Orange Shirt Story is a unique collection of truths as told by Phyllis Webstad's family and others that will give readers an up-close look at what life was like before during and after their Residential School experiences. In this book Survivors and Intergenerational Survivors share their stories authentically and in their own words. Phyllis Webstad is a Residential School Survivor and founder of the Orange Shirt Day movement. Phyllis has carefully selected stories to help Canadians educate themselves and gain a deeper understanding of the impacts of Residential School System. Readers of this book will become more aware of a number of challenges faced by many Indigenous peoples in Canada. With this awareness comes learning and unlearning understanding acceptance and change. Phyllis's hope is that all Canadians honor the lives and experiences of Survivors and their families as they go Beyond the Orange Shirt Story.
Phyllis Webstad (nee jack) is Northern Secwépemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek/Dog Creek). She comes from mixed Secwépemc and European ancestry. Phyllis is well respected for her courage and truth telling to raise awareness about the continuing impacts of the Indian Residential School System.