🧡ORANGE SHIRT DAY!🧡
Orange Shirt Day is an event, created in 2013, designed to educate people and promote awareness in Canada about the residential school system and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century.
This impact is recognized as a cultural genocide, and an impact that continues today.
On September 30th, we decided to participate because we feel that Canada needs to take responsibility for it’s gruesome role in residential schools, and we want to help open the conversation.
The inspiration for Orange Shirt Day came from Phyllis Jack Webstad, who was a survivor of a residential school in British Columbia.
On Phyllis’s first day at six years old she was stripped of her clothes on the moment of arrival, Including her orange shirt that her Grandmother had given her.
Wearing an Orange shirt symbolizes the rights that were taken away from Phyllis, and many others.
Join us next year in wearing an Orange Shirt on September 30th, and join us TODAY in the conversation about the residential school system.
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