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Every Child Matters Orange Shirt Day Shirt
Every Child Matters Orange Shirt Day Shirt

Every Child Matters Orange Shirt Day Shirt

Regular price
$20.00
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$20.00

Shirts are now in stock. 

We are a Métis owned business. Our Orange Shirt Day design was created by local indigenous artist, Levi Wolfe, a member of the Onion Lake Cree Nation. It features EVERY CHILD MATTERS in English as as well as Cree, and was printed locally. Proceeds from the sales of the shirts (minimum $5 per shirt) will be donated to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society. 

"The Buffalo is something that inspired me to have as a sign and meaning of respect. The silhouette of the family and tipis represents the children returning to their parents, families, and community. The design is a symbol of healing for the many Indigenous families and communities across Canada."  --Levi Wolfe, artist. 

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, is now officially recognized by the Government of Canada as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  

Orange Shirt Day derives from the personal story of Orange Shirt Day founder Phyllis Webstad as a way to support Residential School Reconciliation, raise awareness of inter-generational trauma caused by Residential Schools, and create awareness of the concept “Every Child Matters”.
We never had very much money, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission school. I remember going to Robinson’s store and picking out a shiny orange shirt. It was so bright and exciting – just like I felt to be going to school!

When I got to the Mission, they stripped me, and took away my clothes, including the orange shirt! I never wore it again. I didn’t understand why they wouldn’t give it back to me, it was mine! The color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn’t matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared.

 

Today, wearing orange shirts shows our support for survivors, and our assertion that Every Child Matters. 

Find additional information and resources from the Orange Shirt Society at https://www.orangeshirtday.org/ and the Indian Residential School Survivors Society at https://www.irsss.ca/

 

**Note: The HH logo watermark will no appear on the shirts