Page 5 Orange Shirt Day is intended to honour and remember lives lost and children and families affected by their experience in residential schools. The event started in 2013, because of an experience residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad had when she arrived at a residential school and her brand new orange shirt was taken away from her. With the district’s goal of Reconciliation and the country’s Truth & Reconciliation initiative, Orange Shirt Day has taken on momentum. Awareness about the impact of residential schools is becoming wide-spread and helps to create an understanding about the effects it has had on Indigenous communities for more than a century. This year, students and staff were learning about Residential schools and its effect on Elders and their families, with first-hand, personal stories. Schools were hosting drumming ceremonies, assemblies and activity stations which included: Project of the Heart, Blessing the Drums, Piccadilly Circus and You Hold Me Up. Some schools created orange t-shirt display boards, where students posted messages of hope and inspiration. Schools were a sea of orange! It was inspiring to see the many events and activities planned to recognize this important day of healing and understanding.  Check out our 1st installment of question period with our new District Principal for Aboriginal Education Ted Cadwallader. START