Orange Shirt Day

A healing drum song is played during Orange Shirt Day 2019 in downtown Victoria (Black Press Media file photo)

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National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde holds up an Orange Shirt Day T-shirt as he speaks during the Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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Orange Shirt Day commemorates the experiences of Indigenous children in residential schools

National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Perry Bellegarde holds up an Orange Shirt Day T-shirt as he speaks during the Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec on Sept. 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Orange shirt day was sparked from Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her sparkly new orange shirt taken away on her first day of St. Joseph Mission residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become a way to keep the discussion going on all aspects of residential schools. Thy can be purchased at Big Wheel Burger for $20. (File contributed/City of Victoria)
Orange shirt day was sparked from Phyllis Webstad’s account of having her sparkly new orange shirt taken away on her first day of St. Joseph Mission residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become a way to keep the discussion going on all aspects of residential schools. Thy can be purchased at Big Wheel Burger for $20. (File contributed/City of Victoria)