For years, Slave Lake, Kinuso, and Smith Schools have recognized Orange Shirt Day. This year, it has been renamed National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. All schools recognized the day in some way.
Some schools were closed for the day. For example, Swan River School was closed, but did activities for the remainder of the week. Others were open. For example, Grade 6 students at E.G. Wahlstrom Elementary School in Slave Lake, took part in the community-wide ‘Truth, Then Reconciliation Walk.’
Lisa Palko, E.G. Walstrom principal says, “We’ve been doing activities through the last week; letter writing to the students of the residential schools and creating hearts for a heart garden which will eventually be out front of EGW by the teepee.”
Most photos are courtesy of the schools.