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Indigenous Education would like to invite all Niagara College students, faculty, and staff to participate in Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 29 by wearing an orange shirt (or other clothing) to honour residential school survivors and to remember those who didn’t.
Orange Shirt Day is an annual event to recognize the harm that the residential school system did to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. The federal government estimates at least 150,000 First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students attended residential schools. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for the College to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations of children.
Here is the events schedule for Orange Shirt Day:
Nya:weh, Meegwetch, and Thank you for your support!
For more information on Orange Shirt Day, visit their website.