September 30 is “Orange Shirt Day.” This is an annual Indigenous-led observance to honor the lost children and survivors of residential schools. September signifies the time of year when Indigenous children were historically taken from their homes to residential schools. The official tagline of the day, “Every Child Matters,” reminds us that all peoples’ cultural experiences are important.

If you have an orange shirt, please consider wearing it on Saturday, September 30.

Even if orange isn’t in your wardrobe, you can participate by:

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Together we pray:

We’ll be sharing our support for Truth and Reconciliation on our social media platforms. If you’re active on social media, please post a selfie with your orange shirt and tag us #dominicansistesofhope #mariandale #orangeshirtday