Orange Shirt Day – September 30, 2017

We at the Circle Project wear our orange shirts as a step towards reconciliation. We wear an orange shirt to honour and bring awareness to the experiences of residential school students. #EveryChildMatters

 

Orange Shirt day (September 30) began in British Columbia in 2013 when a residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, shared her story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day at a residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become an opportunity for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation.

 

We are happy to share this short video by Phyllis Webstad, the woman who started orange shirt day. This is her story. https://youtu.be/E3vUqr01kAk

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