Did you know that September 30, Orange Shirt Day, is one of the days being considered as a national holiday? Call to Action #80 of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission reads:
We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour Survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.
This year, September 30 falls on a Sunday.
If you are part of a worshipping community that will meet on Sept 30, encourage congregants to wear orange clothing to be part of this nation-wide movement to remember and honour the Indigenous children who survived Residential School, and those that did not.
Read a reflection of the meaning and history of Orange Shirt Day here
You can buy an orange shirt, with proceeds supporting awareness activities here