Orange Shirt Day 2023

September 30 is a day that memorializes Indigenous children who were taken from their homes and forced to attend residential schools. Scholars estimate that there were nearly 500 government-funded boarding schools, where these children were beaten, starved, or otherwise abused when they spoke their native languages or practiced their spiritual beliefs.

On September 30, we honor the survivors of this brutal history, and remember the effects this tragedy had on generations of Native Americans. Learn more at: