By: Rayed Khan and A. Gleeson The Social Justice SHSM students at MDHS wanted to come up with a significant way to honour and bring attention to the over 1000 children whose uncovered and unmarked graves were discovered across Canada over the course of the summer of 2021. And they did exactly that, in a very powerful way. The popsicle sticks with orange ribbons represent … Continue reading A Tribute to Over 1000 Lost Children
Students and staff at MD dressed up in orange t-shirts with the words “Every Child Matters” on Monday to honour the Indigenous youth impacted by Canada’s residential school system. Continue reading Orange Shirt Day 2019: A gesture of reconciliation
On Monday, September 30, MD will be taking part in Orange Shirt Day in honour of the more than 150 000 Indigenous children who were taken from their families and forced to attend residential schools. Continue reading Orange Shirt Day: September 30
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
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!
BY THEA RICHINSON Orange Shirt day was Friday September 29 at MDHS! We are glad that so many wore an orange shirt and / or an orange ribbon. The origin of Orange Shirt Day comes from a little girl’s experience when she arrived at residential school. “In 1973 six year old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. … Continue reading #OrangeShirtDay
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