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Orange Shirt Day

Posted by on September 26, 2016
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“September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and wellbeing, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.”  (orangeshirtday.org)

Image from: http://anishinabeknews.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/orange-shirt.jpg

Image from: http://anishinabeknews.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/orange-shirt.jpg

This year at Alpha we will be having our Orange Shirt Day on Thursday September 29th as there is no school on the 30th. So mark your calendars! If you need some more information on what this day is about, these sites might help:

Image from: The Library and Archives of Canada

Image from: Blogspot

And if you don’t really know much about residential schools in general, please check out the sites below, because it is an incredibly important part of Canada’s history!:

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