Many Indigenous Governments and Organizations are planning ceremonies and events to commemorate this day.
Saturday will be observed as a Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour survivors and raise awareness about the terrible legacy of residential schools in Canada, including this province. Many Indigenous Governments and Organizations are planning ceremonies and events to commemorate this day. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are encouraged to take the time to learn about residential schools and reflect on the histories and cultures of Indigenous peoples. September 30th is also Orange Shirt Day. The significance of wearing orange honours the children who attended residential schools and recognizes the traumatic experience of Phyllis Webstad, who had her new orange shirt taken away from her on the first day she attended a residential school. Flags at all provincial buildings will be flown at half-mast in memory of the children who never returned home.