Manitobans wear orange for residential school survivors – CBC

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Manitobans wear orange for residential school survivors – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2015320 Views

Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day in Canada, which honours residential school survivors

Sep 30, 2015

Students at St. James Collegiate are wearing orange today to honour residential school survivors.

“I don’t know my full culture, I don’t know my native language. It was something that was stopped with my great-grandmother,” said Grade 12 student Vanessa McKay.

McKay said she discovered her own family’s history after learning about residential schools at school.

“I would come home and talk to my parents about it and details would slowly come out over time,” said McKay.

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