Colours can be used to build community and show spirit. But we can also use colour to show our support for a cause.
This Friday Fossil Hill PS will be participating in Orange Shirt Day. On this day, we wear orange in solidarity with victims of the Residential School System here in Canada. At these schools, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students were separated from family members, underfed, punished for speaking their family’s language, and given scratchy uniforms to wear.
Phyllis Webstad, a Residential Schools survivor, shares her personal story in this video:
In the spirit of reconciliation, please stand with Phyllis Webstad, and all survivors, by wearing an orange shirt this Friday.