🧡🟠BVTO ORANGE SHIRT DAY🟠🧡
BVTO has put this shirt together to help raise awareness about residential schools in Canada. Orange shirt day is a movement that officially began in 2013 but in reality it began in 1973 when six year old Phyllis Webstad entered the St. Joseph Mission Residential School, outside of Williams Lake, BC. Young Phyllis was wearing a brand new orange shirt for her first day of school – new clothes being a rare and wonderful thing for a First Nation girl growing up in her grandmother’s care - but the Mission Oblates quickly stripped her of her new shirt and replaced it with the school’s institutional uniform.
BVTO is donating the proceeds to @nativechildoftoronto Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST) is a multi-service urban Aboriginal agency providing holistic, culture-based programs and services for Aboriginal children and families. NCFST strives to provide a life of quality, well-being, healing, and self-determination for children and families in the Toronto urban Aboriginal community.
Please if you can, buy a shirt and raise some awareness! Learn about our past as a country and make a difference. Miigwetch!!
#everychildmatters #truthandreconciliation #orangeshirtday2021 #ncfst
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping