Just learned last night

that canada has an “orange shirt day” on sept.30- to remember the thousands of indigenous children having been …uh,“civilized”?..away from their families & traditional lives. some,of course,never got home.


Thank you for posting. I had not heard of this before.

Sounds like the Australian lost generation or the multiple NA Chief’s children buried at the Carlisle Barracks.

yeah,like carlisle & the dozens? of other schools…remember the “kill the indian to save the man” plan?

September 30 in Canada combines 2 observances. Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day to raise public awareness of the residential school system and its ongoing terrible impact on Indigenous Canadians. Special orange shirts are sold as a fundraiser to assist survivors, and worn as an expression of support for their cause. It has been taking place for several years now and has a very high profile, at least locally to me. National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a new federal statutory holiday (as of 2023) for all Canadians to commemorate the history and legacy of the residential school system. You can read about it here (note: this is the official government of Canada take on the latter).

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thanks for the links!

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btw,just found this minutes ago…

in 2022,the dept.of interior identified 408 boarding schools operated,funded or supported by the us govt.
recent report identifies 115 more operated by churches.