On Wednesday, September 30th, SHOJ students are encouraged to wear orange in recognition of the harm the residential school system did to children’s sense of self-esteem and well-being, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that everyone around us matters. Only students who wear orange may be out of uniform.
Our Catholic Social Teachings call us in Solidarity with our Indigenous sisters and brothers to honour the human dignity in all. The Canadian Catholic Bishops have urged all Catholics to commit to continuing our walk together with Indigenous Peoples to build a more just society where their gifts and those of all people are nurtured and honoured.
We come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.