Posted: September 7, 2017
Every Child matters/Orange T-shirt day grew from the story of one child, Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, whose grandmother gave her an orange shirt to wear at St. Joseph Mission Residential School. On her first day at the school, the shirt was taken away, never to be seen again. Gone, too, was the child’s sense of dignity and self-worth. But that child persevered, she made it through residential school, and now she shares her stories so that we all can better understand the legacy of residential schools in our country.
Orange Shirt Day is also an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
Natoaganeg School will be showing our support and commitment to the principle that every child matters by wearing an orange t-shirt on Friday September 29th.