Today marks ‘Orange Shirt Day,’ a day to commemorate, acknowledge, and honour residential school survivors.
Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson stated, “On this day we must reflect on the horrors of the residential school system, and the intergenerational effects on First Nations communities, families, and individuals. We must continue the important work of implementing the 94 Calls to Action identified by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and we must honour the survivors and those lost in the chapter of our history known as the residential school system. First Nations peoples are resilient, and our cultures are strong. Let today be a reminder of the reconciliation work ahead of us; we must remain steadfast in achieving a better quality of life for our people.”
Click on the following link for more information on the origins of Orange Shirt Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vUqr01kAk