National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day, Friday, September 30th.
On this day people are encouraged to wear an orange shirt and to participate in activities to promote awareness of the residential school experience and the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. It is a day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.
Please view the following two videos: Phyllis Webstad (original orange shirt story) and Eddy Charlie (Seniemten), a residential school survivor.
● Original Orange Shirt Story
● Residential School Survivor, Eddie Charlie (Seniemten)