Rain Whited was just four when his father thought he was old enough to begin playing organized sports.
“He asked me, ‘Do you want to play hockey or lacrosse?’ I didn’t even know what lacrosse was but I said, ‘Lacrosse.’ I think it was the Creator guiding me.”
For Whited, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, lacrosse went on to become an integral part of his life. He played for the Windsor Warlocks, Windsor Clippers, and Wallaceburg Red Devils until he aged out of competitive leagues locally at 21.
A drum social teach-in Friday in the David Wilson Commons was central to campus observances of Orange Shirt Day.
An art installation on display this week in the Leddy Library honours Orange Shirt Day.
Beverly Jacobs will address issues that Canadians need to know about leading up to Orange Shirt Day, Sept. 30.