2020 Theme for Orange Shirt Day: Embracing Change

Today is Orange Shirt Day as Indigenous peoples across the nation are acknowledging the survivors of residential schools. Commemoration of the event was held at Long Plain First Nation’s Keeshkeemaquah conference hall and lasted all day. Lorraine Daniels is executive director of the National Indigenous Residential School Museum and outlines

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Portage Residential School Made A National Historic Site

It’s a historic day for Long Plain First Nation and its Keeshkeemaquah reserve near Portage la Prairie, as well as the many survivors of the residential school system throughout Canada. The former Portage La Prairie Indian Residential School site is located on Keeshkeemaquah Reserve, part of the reserve lands of Long Plain

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Orange Shirt Day Recognizes Survivors

Monday saw residential school survivors honoured across the country, with Orange Shirt Day. In Portage, a ceremony was held at the Keeshkeemaquah Centre. The keynote speaker was Senator Mary Jane McCallum, who was taken to a residential school as a young girl. She spoke at length to the gathering, and tells

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