September 29, 2016 – Smutty Shout-Outs
Tomorrow, September 30, in Canada is Orange Shirt Day. Orange Shirt Day “recognises the effects and intergenerational impacts of the residential school system” on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. For too many years, children were taken away from their homes, forced away from their families, to residential schools where they were abused, often neglected, and made to feel worthless. Orange Shirt Day was inspired by Phyllis’s story. Phyllis was 6 went she was sent to a residential school. She was excited to wear her new orange shirt. But as soon as she got there, it was taken away from her and she never saw it again. That orange shirt is a symbol of what was lost, what was stolen from those children, by that program. And tomorrow, across the country, activists, educators, and parents will be encouraging students to learn more about that tragic history on Orange Shirt Day. Please click here and here for more information. Every Child Matters.
"Happy Birthday, Megan! Another year has passed, you are somehow becoming more vibrant and more beautiful every day. I think you can conquer anything you set your mind to. Hopefully there will be some hip-hop battles in our near future.” Yinnie (By request, here are photos of Channing Tatum and Beyoncé.)
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