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Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters

​On September 29, 2017, students at St. Clement participated in "Orange Shirt Day".  Students wore orange shirts to bring greater awareness to the years of neglect that Aboriginal children experienced during their time in Canada's residential school system.

The story of Orange Shirt Day began when Phyllis Webstad, who was six-years-old at the time, wore a new orange shirt she excitedly chose for her first day of school.  The shirt was stripped off her back and she never saw it again. She was just a child and didn't understand that merely being born an indigenous child surrendered her to an education system designed to break down her identity.

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