Orange Shirt Day/National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

Sacred Heart  St. Agnes, St. Margaret, St. Mary, and St. Michael will attend the 2nd Annual every Child Matters Powwow in person, however, it will be live streamed to the rest of the schools within Holy Trinity Catholic School Division.

As you know September 30th is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation but is also known as Orange Shirt Day. 

This is the 3rd year that Holy Trinity Catholic School Division is recognizing the day by taking the time to honour the children who didn’t come home. We will remember the students, survivors, their families, and also the communities.

At the Western Development Museum, where the event is taking place, the students will be listening to stories and learning from various Indigenous artists, singers, dancers and story tellers.  

Not only is honouring September 30th a moral obligation, but Holy Trinity Catholic School Division is fulfilling the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Call to Action #80 (out of the 94 Calls To Action.)

By attending this event, the students and staff are also honouring Call #62 (of the 94 Calls To Actions). Murray Sinclair, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission chair, has been quoted saying that education has gotten us into this and education will get us out. We are here to support his belief and agree that education is the key to reconciliation.