The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) joins school boards across the province in commemorating Orange Shirt Day on September 30 to acknowledge and honour the survivors of residential schools, as well as the children and young people who never returned home.
We encourage staff and students to wear an orange shirt on this day to promote learning and understanding about the residential school system and its impact on First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada. Orange Shirt Day is part of an ongoing conversation in the LKDSB about Indigenous Education to enhance understanding about Indigenous histories and perspectives.
In support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action as they relate to education, the LKDSB is committed to building capacity amongst its teachers and staff and supporting students in learning about Indigenous histories and perspectives in safe and caring learning environments.
Additional resources to support learning about residential schools and Indigenous Education is available at https://www.lkdsb.net/Board/ind-edu/Pages/default.aspx
Learn more about Orange Shirt Day and its origins by visiting: http://www.orangeshirtday.org
Download additional information: Orange_Shirt_Day_2019.pdf