Orange Shirt Day

Posted: September 27, 2017

NSER will be marking Orange Shirt Day this Friday, September 29th, as part of a national day of recognition of Indian Residential Schools survivors, and those who did not survive.  The idea behind the symbol of the orange shirt originated with the story of Phyllis Webstad, a residential school survivor from British Columbia.  On her first day of school, the new orange shirt her grandmother has bought for her was taken away and replced by a school uniform. This shirt has become a symbol of the many losses experienced by thousands of children in the Residential Schools system.  Help support this cause by wearing orange this Friday.