National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, 2021. In June of this year, the federal government passed legislation to mark September 30, 2021 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Earlier this month, the Province of BC followed suit recognizing this as a day of commemoration in the public sector.
Orange Shirt Day is a annual national event that is held on September 30th in Canada. It is a day to honour Residential School survivors and their families, and to remember those that never made it. This is an event that grew from Phyllis Webstad sharing her story in 2013 of having her shiny orange shirt taken from her at the age of six when she arrived at St. Joseph Mission residential school. Her story created an opportunity for discussion on the aspects and experiences of the residential school legacy.
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