Please join the Law Society in wearing an orange shirt to acknowledge Orange Shirt Day because every child matters.
The annual Orange Shirt Day opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of residential schools. It arose from the story of a little girl who was taken away from her family and sent to a residential school. Her grandmother had given her a beautiful orange shirt to wear on her first day at her school. Once at the school, the shirt was taken away from her and never seen again. She was 6 years old; this little girl was Phyllis Webstad.
The taking of the shirt also signifies how the residential schools affected those children by not only taking their belongings but their self-worth, their values and their being, and how this has affected them throughout their whole lives.