Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Remembering the Victims of Residential School

Tomorrow, September 30, is Orange Shirt Day. Wear orange to honour the survivors of Indian Residential Schools. 
You can check out the Facebook campaign here
Indian Residential Schools, sponsored by the Canadian government and various churches, systematically removed First Nations children from their families for 150 years in an attempt to erase all traces of First Nations' cultures. Earlier this year, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released a report and a series of recommendations. Acknowledging the history and the pain is an important first step.

You can learn more about the October 30th campaign at orangeshirtday.weebly.com

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