Orange Shirt Day - Sept 30

Orange Shirt Day
Posted on 09/22/2023
Every Child MattersSeptember 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as well as Orange Shirt Day. We can learn about the history, legacy, and impacts of the Residential School System in order to rebuild relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada and to build a better Canada.

Here are some online sources to learn about residential schools and other FNMI themes: 

a) Orange Shirt Society

b) Calls to Action: Truth and Reconciliation Commission

c) Short video from TRC Education Days

e) Short film "We Were Children"
In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is shown through the eyes of two children who were forced to endure unimaginable hardships.

f) Indigenous Education at OCDSB

g) Resources: National Indigenous Month (June 2023)

h) Resources: Treaty Week in Ontario (Nov 2022)
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