September 30 is Orange Shirt Day and Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It’s a day to remember and raise awareness of the harm caused by residential schools and the ongoing impact it has on Indigenous families, communities and cultures. The Orange Shirt movement is inspired by the story of Phyllis Webstad, a former residential school student. On her first day of school in 1973, her brand new orange shirt was taken from her. The orange shirt symbolizes the loss of Indigenous culture and identity that occurred in residential schools. To find Orange Shirt Day events in your area, visit orangeshirtday.org.