Each September, Canadians from coast to coast to coast unite in wearing orange as a powerful symbol of remembrance for Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Winnipeg Métis Artist Christine Brouzes created a limited edition design of these beautiful ‘Tiny Orange Shirt‘ lapel pins. Each pin is hand made to honour residential school survivors and those that did not make it home: A tiny glow-in-the dark halo appears above each orange shirt.
On September 30, wear orange
Orange Shirt Day is an Indigenous-led grassroots commemorative day intended to raise awareness of the individual, family and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, and to promote the concept of “Every Child Matters”.
The orange shirt is a symbol of the stripping away of culture, freedom and self-esteem experienced by Indigenous children over generations. On September 30, we encourage all Canadians to wear orange to honour the thousands of Survivors of residential schools.