Healing the scars left by residential schools – Troy Media

By participating in Orange Shirt Day, we honour the victims of Canada’s residential school system and move toward reconciliation

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. Sept. 22, 2016 — In the fall of 1973, six-year-old Phyllis Webstad’s grandmother took her to the local general store and bought her an orange shirt for her first day of school. She was proud of this beautiful new shirt and beamed as she wore it.

But Nvhen Phyllis arrived at St. Joseph Mission Residential School near Williams Lake, B.C., the shirt was taken from her and she had to wear the school uniform.

You would think young Phyllis Nvould be told that she could keep her shirt and wear it for special occasions. She Nvasn’t. The beautiful, precious shirt her grandmother gave her was never returned.

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