Orange Wave to Sweep Across Niagara

Sep 12, 2017

The DSBN’s journey towards reconciliation will continue with Orange Shirt Day, held across the district on September 29.

That day, students are asked to wear their best and brightest orange attire to signal their understanding of the harm done to Indigenous peoples by residential schools. The colour was chosen in honour of Phyllis Webstad, who had her orange shirt taken from her on her first day at the St. Joseph Mission residential school in British Columbia.  

““The District School Board of Niagara is committed to creating the optimal conditions for Indigenous students to succeed in school,” says Erica Zombolas, Consultant for Indigenous Education. “Demonstrating our respect for their experiences, history, and perspectives is an important part of this commitment.”

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