Orange Shirt Day

by Braden Murray

Today is Orange Shirt Day.

On September 30th each year we remember the Canadian residential school system and its students on Orange Shirt Day. If you’re not familiar with Orange Shirt Day then take a few minutes to watch this clip of founder Phyllis Webstad tell her story.

Today is a day to honour residential school survivors and their families, and to remember that every child matters.

Did you know?

The Lake of the Woods gold rush in the 1890s brought miners and investors from across North America.  By 1893 there were 20 working gold mines on the Lake of the Woods.