Today remember the survivors

It’s Orange Shirt Day. A day in Canada aimed at remembering the legacy of residential schools. At Six Nations it translates into a sea of orange today when the most populated Indigenous community in Canada remembers what’s behind the brightly coloured shirts that will dot the landscape. And across Canada all First Nations will remember. It won’t be difficult. The intergenerational harm and affects of Canada’s attempt to deal with the “Indian Problem” continues to plague our communities, our families, our lives. We remember because we have all been touched by the horrors that were Canada’s residential school system. We remember because it still lives with us. Some of the survivors of Canada’s attempted genocide of Indigenous children still walk among us today. They are still here because they were…

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