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Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
The day honours the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process.
Both Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation are celebrated on September 30. On September 30, Canadians are encouraged to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.
Orange Shirt Day is intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”. The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations.
Check out the Bonfield Public Library's collection of Indigenous authors and resources, as well as these online resources