Orange Shirt Day

September 30th

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Every Child Matters

September 30th has been declared Orange Shirt Day annually, in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children's sense of self-esteem and well being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters.


Southview will recognize Orange Shirt Day on Monday, October 1. Below are a variety of resources for you to choose from based on your grade level. We also have a school-wide ceremony planned as a way to unite together in friendship.

Why Orange Shirts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vUqr01kAk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSBrkJn3NeI

I Lost My Talk - by Rita Joe

I lost my talk
The talk you took away.
When I was a little girl
At Shubenacadie school.

You snatched it away:
I speak like you
I think like you
I create like you
The scrambled ballad, about my world.

Two ways I talk
Both ways I say,
Your way is more powerful.

So gently I offer my hand and ask,
Let me find my talk
So I can teach you about me.

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