THUNDER BAY – Tuesday, September 30th is Orange Shirt Day in memory of the children who survived the Residential School System. “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,” states Nishnawbe-Aski Nation.
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.
Tuesday September 30, 2014 Schedule
11:30 a.m. – Gather at City Hall
12 p.m. – Walk to former site of St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School (corner of Arthur and Franklin Street) for prayer and moment of silence
1 p.m. – Return for refreshments at Knights of Columbus Hall (301 May Street)
Every Child Matters orange T-shirts will be available to the first 100 participants,