September 30 has been known as Orange Shirt Day since 2013. It is named after the clothing taken from Phyllis (Jack) Webstad when she was six years old on her first day at residential school. This design represents the past, present and future. The main figure is an Elder who has the teachings and knowledge of the ancestors. A child within the Copper Shield is holding their hands in the same position as the Elder to represent the importance of teaching and intergenerational knowledge. The x°isdun (copper shield) is not only a symbol of wealth but a symbol of ancestors that took the shape of their bodies.

Show your support for survivors and their families by wearing orange on September 30 and participating in events in your area.

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