Colette Yellow Robe, chair of the NDP’s Native Caucus, issued the following statement today in honor of Orange Shirt day — set aside to honor survivors of abuse at government schools for indigenous children.
“Today, the Native Caucus of the Nebraska Democratic Party would like to recognize the children who did not survive the mandated Residential Boarding School systems across Turtle Island or North America. It is a day we stand in solidarity with all of the children, survivors and the families and relatives. This heinous time period is not forgotten and we stand firm in advocacy for Truth and wholeheartedly support the healing process for every child and survivors. In honor of wearing orange to raise awareness for our boarding school survivors and their families.”