Lasting impacts – MUN Gazette

Lasting impacts – MUN Gazette

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 2022135 Views

Sept. 27, 2022

Friday, Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

It is a day to reflect on the history and legacy of residential schools in this country and in our province.

Newfoundland and Labrador had five residential schools; the legacy of those schools continues to this day.

There were four in the Labrador communities of Cartwright, Makkovik, Nain, and Northwest River and one in the Newfoundland community of St. Anthony.

Intergenerational impacts

Orange Shirt Day was started by residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad in 2013.

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