Orange shirts raise awareness in schools and communities!

Last week, schools hosted celebrations to honor September 30 by wearing their orange shirts. Whether you walked the halls of the schools or were out and about in our communities, staff and students from the district displayed their support for raising awareness and understanding of the significance of this day. 

To bring visibility within their school communities, many schools accessed the resources provided by the Orange Shirt organization including the video that shares "Phyllis' Story." In addition, some schools:

- hosted assemblies to gather as a school community,
- created school displays,
- included teaching lessons with Indigenous literature,
- offered orange ribbons to wear on wrists and,
- acknowledged the importance of this initiative with a special prayer.

Thank you to the schools for their support and for sharing their images and reflections from the day.

Posted: October 3, 2017

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