Today, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, we reflect on the tragic history of residential schools and their continued impact on our country. TNSE staff wear orange shirts to honour the survivors and their families, but also the thousands who did not return home.
We are proud to have partnered with the First Nations Family Advocate Office on custom orange shirts. For more information on the work of the FNFAO, visit https://firstnationsfamilyadvocate.com
Learn about the original inspiration behind Orange Shirt Day from Phyllis Webstad of the Canoe Creek / Dog Creek First Nation at https://orangeshirtday.org and the 94 Calls to Action that resulted from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which began as part of the Indian Residential School Settlement. To read the Calls to Action, visit https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf
For more information on the topic of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, please visit the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website at https://nctr.ca and for residential school survivors and members of the Indigenous communities, a 24-hour Residential School Crisis Line is available at 1-866-925-4419.