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Phyllis Webstad's story
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Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' storyof having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually.
The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations.
SOURCE: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.
SUMMARY: A list of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action that address commemoration - and the Government of Canada's response to each. Call to Action #80 called on the federal government to establish a new statutory holiday - a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.