CORNWALL RAISES AWARENESS OF ORANGE SHIRT DAY
Today, September 30th, is Orange Shirt Day, honouring the indigenous survivors and victims of residential schools.
The City of Cornwall, in collaboration with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, is raising awareness of the impact residential schools have had on indigenous communities. An orange banner is hanging from the city’s iconic clock tower, and two of the city’s water fountains will be lit orange this evening.
Catholic school board reps and Cornwall Mayor Bernadette Clement invited Mohawk Council to attend the official banner unveiling yesterday in Lameroux Park. District Chief Vanessa Adams attended on behalf of Council. The event was also attended by Indigenous advisors to the catholic school board, David Deerhouse and Theresa Cook.
To learn more about Orange Shirt Day, visit www.orangeshirtday.org.