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Every Child Matters - Behind the Orange Shirt

Sunday, September 30, 2018, is Orange Shirt day. The Crusaders join in remembering the lives of children who attended residential schools on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. We encourage all our staff and students to colour the Realm ORANGE on Tuesday and take a moment to stop by our display in our Common Area to view the timeline. To learn more about Orange Shirt Day, view the video below. You can also visit to hear more about the stories and history of residential schools.

Tuesday is a day to tell every Crusader you meet why they matter by showing them a kindness, whether it be in word or deed.

Our Learning Commons is featuring Aboriginal history, including residential school stories, and highlighting indigenous folktales, poetry, cooking and more. A display of both fiction and non-fiction AR titles are ready to read! Just stop by the Learning Commons. Books featured in the display are available for checkout.

We would also like to share with you the link to "The Secret Path" video on YouTube, which was aired on CBC and made available through CBC Arts. It is the animation of the book by Gord Downie and features his poetry/songs accompanied by the graphics of Jeff Lemire. The story is followed by a panel discussion to begin the conversation about reconciliation. The animation is approximately 60 minutes and begins after a short introduction of Chanie Wenjack, a 12 year old boy who ran away from a residential school only to perish on the secret path.

#awarenessday #indigenousresources #learningcommons

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