September 30th was 'Orange Shirt Day'. In acknowledgement of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions' 94 Calls to Action, schools across District School Board Ontario North East recognized Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 28th.
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. PHOTOS IN ORDER BELOW: Iroquois Falls Secondary School, Kirkland Lake District Composite School, W. Earle Miller Public School, Timiskaming District Secondary School
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