“Both the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day take place on September 30.
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day that honours the children who survived Indian Residential Schools and remembers those who did not.” (https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/national-day-truth-reconciliation.html)
The NW Peace Network will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day. We encourage others to wear orange shirts to commemorate the day. We ask that everyone take time out of their day to reflect on the past and take a moment to hold space for the children we lost and the survivors of residential schools, their loved ones and communities.
We all play a role in the healing process. Below are some ideas of what you can do, not just on the 30th, but moving forward.
We respectfully acknowledge that we are situated on Treaty 8 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people.