Orange Shirt Day: Indian Residential School Awareness Walk

NAN Drum at Pope John Paul II School in Thunder Bay
NAN Drum at Pope John Paul II School in Thunder Bay

NAN Drum at Pope John Paul II School in Thunder Bay
NAN Drum at Pope John Paul II School in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe-Aski Nation states, “We wear an orange shirt and walk to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential School system and to remember those who never made it home”.

September 30th is Orange Shirt Awareness Day.

Tuesday September 30, 2015

11:00 a.m. – Gather at City Hall
11:30 a.m. – Walk to former site of St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School (corner of Arthur and Franklin Street). Honouring those children who never made it home
1 p.m. – Return for refreshments at Knights of Columbus Hall (301 May Street)

Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind. A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter and so do those that have been affected. Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.

Every Child Matters orange T-shirts will be available to the first 150 participants