Orange Shirt Day

The Town of Norman Wells recognizes the lasting impact of Residential Schools and supports the commitment that every child matters. By wearing an orange shirt on September 30, we can show support and commitment to reconciliation, inclusion and anti racism.

In June of 2021, the federal government announced the creation a new stat. holiday known as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to be recognized on September 30th each year. This day fulfills the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call-to-Action #80 and will serve as a day of remembrance, reflection, action and learning.  

We encourage you to learn and reflect on the meaning of this day by attending events, reading the Truth and Reconciliation report, speaking and listening to Elders or taking a moment for quiet reflection. Reconciliation is a shared responsibility for all and requires action not only today, but every day.