Orange Shirt Day is an annual event that began in 2013 to acknowledge the tragic legacy and impact of the Canadian Residential Schools system for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. The day is a time to wear an Orange Shirt to show our support for those impacted and for each Canadian to commit to developing an understanding of the history and the resulting impact that the Residential School system had on First Nations individuals and communities.
The Reconciliation outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Report that we collectively must take as a country is daunting, but all journeys begin with a first meaningful steps.
An interesting article about making personal acts of Reconcilliaton can be found at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/personal-acts-reconciliation-1.5619295.
To find out more about Orange Shirt Day please visit https://www.orangeshirtday.org/
Join me and Canadians across the country by wearing an Orange Shirt on September 28th!