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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation & Orange Shirt Day

Posted on September 29

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

In recognition and commitment to calls of action to address reconciliation in Alberta, Northland School Division Board and Administration (NSD) is supporting National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by ensuring students and staff are together with their families. Therefore, all NSD schools and facilities will be closed on Friday, September 30th to observe this important day. 

Orange Shirt Day

Northland schools are wearing orange shirts and hosting events to honour and bring awareness to the experiences of residential school students this week.

Orange Shirt Day began in British Columbia in 2013 when a residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, shared her story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day at a residential school.

Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become an opportunity for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation.

Check out #OrangeShirtDay2022 photos below! #EveryChildMatters