Orange Shirt Day
Date posted: September 29, 2017
Tomorrow is Orange Shirt Day. It’s a time to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. It’s a time to honour survivors and remember those who didn’t survive. Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
In the following video, former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad explains why an orange shirt is the symbol for this day.
This day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake in May 2013.
To learn more, visit the Orange Shirt Day website.