PIC – United we stand!


The High Prairie Native Friendship Centre marked Orange Shirt Day Sept. 30 by wearing orange shirts on Sept. 28. Left-right, are Edward L’Hirondelle, persons with development disabilities support worker Addy Auger, receptionist Bev L’Hirondelle, Driftpile drummer and recording artist Derrick Laboucan playing an honour song, Tracy Cardinal, executive director Lyanne Grammer and Ramzey Zallum. The annual Orange Shirt Day began in British Columbia in 2013 when a residential school survivor, Phyllis Webstad, shared her story of having her shiny orange shirt taken away on her first day at a residential school. Since then, Orange Shirt Day has become an opportunity for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit governments, schools and communities to come together in a spirit of reconciliation.

 

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