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Indigenous Resources

About Orange Shirt Day

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Orange Shirt Day is a day we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.

Remember Me - An Annual Day of Remembrance (September 30)
An national gathering to remember Indigenous children & families affected by the Indian Residential Schools and all Indigenous child apprehension programs.

Learn about Phyllis (Jack) Webstad's story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken away from her as a six-year old girl.

Elders and Residential School Survivors Cyril Pierre and Joseph Ginger return to the grounds of St. Mary's Indian Residential School located in Mission, BC. Indigenous storytellers Dallas Yellowfly and Alysha Collie accompany them. They explain why Orange Shirt Day is Everyday, and why this day is so important.

Residential School Library Resources

Residential Schools Resources

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