Xe xe Smun' eem - Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters Ceremony is Monday, September 30 in Centennial Square
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Xe Xe Smun' Eem (Sacred Children): Victoria Orange Shirt Day, follows Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray who have brought Phyllis Webstad’s event, Orange Shirt Day, to Victoria B.C. Eddy Charlie is a residential school survivor and Kristin Spray is a good friend and together they want to bring awareness to the harm that residential schools caused to the indigenous communities across Canada.
Orange Shirt Day is held annually on September 30th, a time of year when Indigenous children were removed from their homes and taken to residential schools. Orange Shirt Day is a day to honour and remember residential school survivors and their families.
Residential school survivor Phyllis (Jack) Webstad is publishing a children's book about her experience at residential school and the story behind Orange Shirt Day, hoping people will gain a deeper understanding about the event.