Orange Shirt Day
Today, September 30th, is Orange Shirt Day which is a campaign that commemorates the survivors of the residential school system. In 1973, Phyllis Webstad was forced to remove a brand new orange shirt that she received from her grandmother at a residential (mission) school she attended in British Columbia. She voiced that “her feelings never mattered” which began the “Orange Shirt Day- Every Child Matters” campaign. Please join the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association in commemorating the survivors of the residential school system today on September 30th and every day as we move forward into reconciliation.
Orange Shirt Day has their own website that you can find here: http://www.orangeshirtday.org/. It’s a great resource to learn more about the movement, purchase shirts and other orange gear, and get access to events happening across the country.