Orange Shirt Day, also called National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, is observed annually on September 30. This day was founded to create awareness about the impact of the Indian residential school system on Indigenous communities in Canada. This impact is recognized as cultural genocide. You can observe this day by wearing an orange shirt to show your support. You can also organize or attend a community event in your region.
Orange Shirt Day will be observed on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
“Being colonized automatically makes you bipolar.”
– Sherman Alexie (American author, born in 1966)
“They vanish as silently as they have lived.”
– Jean-Philippe Soulé (French author and photographer)
“If people lose their land, they have nothing.”
– Richard Gere (American actor, born in 1949)
“The root of oppression is loss of memory.”
– Paula Gunn Allen (Native American poet and novelist, 1939 – 2008)