Posted: October 5, 2018
Orange Shirt Day in Honor of All Residential School Survivors, Victims and Families and for Phyllis Webstad, who was not allowed to wear her Orange Shirt.
On Thursday, September 27, all students at Esgenoopetitj School honored all the Victims, Survivors and their Families of Residential Schools. We listened in each class to Phyllis Webstad's story of the time when she was not allowed to wear the precious orange shirt that her Grandmother bought for her. The residential school that she attended, took it away from her, immediately upon her arrival at the school. It is because of Phyllis Webstad's heart-wrenching story of losing her shirt and being removed from her community, that Orange Shirt Day came about. Today, on September 27, we all wore Orange Shirts, for her and for all the students that were taken from their homes within their Indigenous communities across Canada and United States, and forced to attend Residential Schools.
We honor all Students today.
Esgenoopetitj School Student and Staff!