National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, 30 September, aka Orange Shirt Day
Parliament HIll and Confederation Park, Ottawa, Ontario Canada
30 September 2021
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The new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation holiday will coincide with Orange Shirt Day an indigenous grassroots-led day of remembrance.
The first day at residential school, the new orange shirt Phyllis Webstad's grandmother gave her was taken from her. Her hair was cut, she was forbidden to speak in her native language, practice her customs or play the games she knew with other children.
Orange Shirt Day honours victims and survivors of Canada's residential schools, which sought to forcefully assimilate indigenous children. All Canadians are encouraged to mark the occasion by wearing orange to commemorate the thousands of indigenous children robbed of their culture and freedom.
Creating a new federal holiday to honour survivors, their families and their communities was one of the 94 calls to action delivered in a 2015 report by the government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Survivors recount abuse in Canadian residential schools