Raise Awareness about Residential Schools – Orange Shirt Day – September 30

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis’ story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies and so that the story of the residential schools is shared with new generations.

We welcome our students, staff and community to join in and wear an orange shirt this Friday.

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One Response to “Raise Awareness about Residential Schools – Orange Shirt Day – September 30”

  1. bucker bucker Says:

    sorry… we just got this now. ironic, as vienna's favourite colour is orange and generally what she wears — just not today đŸ˜¦ have a great day!


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