Where you buy your orange shirt matters — here’s why – CBC

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Where you buy your orange shirt matters — here’s why – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 202222 Views

Sep 19, 2022

Proceeds from shirts sold by Indigenous groups and businesses go back to the community directly

On Sept. 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, many people wear an orange shirt as an act of solidarity.

It’s an acknowledgment of the ongoing harms of residential schools to Indigenous peoples as they continue to heal.

But some say knowing where you’re buying the shirts from is as important as recognizing the day.

“Right now when we’re all learning and healing, and the truth really hasn’t been shared fully about residential schools and the history of genocide in Canada,” said Jessie Fiddler-Kiss, the founder of an Indigenous non-profit called the Moss Bag Project.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/orange-shirt-day-calgary-fraud-1.6587389

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