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Orange Shirt Day Story

The “orange shirt” in Orange Shirt Day refers to the new shirt that Phyllis Webstad was given to her by her grandmother for her first day of school at St. Joseph's Mission residential school in British Columbia. When Phyllis got to school, they took away her clothes, including her new shirt. It was never returned.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY-EVERY CHILD MATTERS RESOURCES
All resources should previewed by teachers before they are shared with students. 

BOOKS: 
Shi-shi-etko, by Nicola Campbell (Elementary) Shin-chi's Canoe, by Nicola Campbell (Elementary) Stolen Words, by Melanie Florence (Elementary) 
I Am Not A Number, by Jenny Kay Dupuis (Secondary) 
Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History 
Now, by Larry Oskiniko Lovie, Constance Brissenden, Wayne K. Spear (Secondary) 

POEMS:
“I Lost My Talk” by: Rita Joe 
“two braids” by: Rosanna Deerchild 

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