Formerly known as Orange Shirt Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be celebrated on September 30th all throughout Canada. This day provides us all an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. The day was created as a day for Canadians to reflect on the history of the brutal residential school system in the country and how it impacted the First Nations communities nationwide.
Honoring the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities on September 30. Don’t forget to wear your orange shirt today to commemorate the tragic and painful history that’s still impacting residential schools. The Indigenous community has been overlooked for centuries. As their women continue to go missing and murdered, we continue to find the bodies of innocent children in unmarked graves. They have been silenced for too long and nows the time that we come together as allies to help uplift their voices.