Orange Shirt Day at MDHS: Every Child Matters

By Iman Umair-Qaiser Photo by A. Gleeson MDHS supported the awareness of residential schools on September 28th by participating in Orange Shirt Day. The day is officially September 30th across the country. The spirit day was started in the wake of one residential school survivor’s story and is now recognized across Canada. A big thanks to everyone who participated this year at MD. Why “Orange … Continue reading Orange Shirt Day at MDHS: Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day This Friday!

BY ANDREA GLEESON Orange Shirt Day takes place at the end of September, in honour of the over 150,000 indigenous children who were taken from their families and placed in residential schools against their will, in order to “assimilate” them. Over 6000 died there. The odds of survival were better for soldiers serving in WWII than they were for residential school children. The orange shirt is … Continue reading Orange Shirt Day This Friday!

MDHS Supports Orange Shirt Day

BY C. ABES Members of the MDHS Social Justice SHSM and faculty wore orange shirts to commemorate survivors of residential schools. On September 30, members of the Social Justice SHSM and faculty members were easily spotted by their vibrant orange t-shirts. The shirts were worn in support of the Every Child Matters’ Annual Orange Shirt Day, which commemorates survivors of residential schools. The Canadian initiative … Continue reading MDHS Supports Orange Shirt Day