We Survived…to honour those that didn’t

This photo is from the 2018 Woodland Cultural Centre’s Orange Shirt Day honouring survivors of the Mohawk Institute, Canada’s largest residential school for Indigenous children. We honour all Residential School survivors with our special section inside Page 9 (Photo by Jim C. Powless)

Orange Shirt Day • Every Child Matters Orange Shirt Day moves online as pandemic makes message more real By Martha Perkins, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter NORTH SHORE NEWS Brad Baker grew up listening to his father’s stories of what it was like to be forced to live in a residential school. As principal of Indigenous education and safe schools for the North Vancouver School District, Baker has transformed his knowledge of the abuse and trauma his father endured into a commitment to honouring all residential school survivors on Orange Shirt Day. Seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, Baker has a deeper awareness of what it must have been like to be separated from the people you love. In no way does he compare the two experiences but the lockdown and…

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