Posted: May 30, 2021
Each year, on September 30th, ASD-N staff and students are invited to participate in “Orange Shirt Day”. This day is designed to educate and bring awareness to Canadians about the Canadian Indian residential school system that existed in our country and the impact it has had on Indigenous Communities and people for more than a century.
With recent news regarding the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, ASD-N would like to renew awareness.
To honour the lives of these 215 children and all children who perished or never returned home due to the Residential School system, and to honour the experiences of the survivors, we are asking staff and students to wear an orange shirt tomorrow, Monday, May 31st. ASD-N is very fortunate to have strong relationships with Mi’kmaq communities, and one in every seven students in our district is of First Nation heritage. Please wear orange on Monday, and renew the call that Every Child Matters.