Orange Shirt Day is a day to learn about the history of residential schools and honour the Indigenous children that were sent away to those schools.

The day is named after the bright orange shirt six-year-old Phyllis Webstad wore to her first day at St. Joseph Mission School in Williams Lake, B.C. The shirt was given to her by her grandmother in 1973, but when she arrived at the school, administrators took it from her.

Orange Shirt Day is important because it lets everyone know what happened in those schools and helps the reconciliation process.