The Orange Shirt Story

The Orange Shirt Story

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When Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) turned six, she went to residential school for the first time. On her first day at school, she wore a shiny orange shirt that her granny had bought for her, but when she got to the school, it was taken away from her and never returned. This is the true story of Phyllis and her orange shirt. It is also the story of Orange Shirt Day (an important day of remembrance for Indigenous people and all Canadians).
Publisher: [Victoria, B.C.] : Medicine Wheel Education, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780993869495
Branch Call Number: J921 W37o
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Nicol, Brock


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The author's grandmother gave her a shiny new orange shirt which she wore on her first day attending St.Joseph Mission Residential School as a six year old child. Webstad recalls the heartbreak and bewilderment of being stripped of this beloved gift, never to see it again. Orange Shirt Day beca... Read More »

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