Iqaluit residents gather to commemorate Orange Shirt Day

Jack Anawak speaks to a crowd of 30 gathered in Iqaluit for Orange Shirt Day on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Anawak, who attended residential school in Chesterfield Inlet, said the experience was horrible because of physical, sexual and emotional abuse. But he said students did receive educations that allowed them to go on to help write the Nunavut Agreement and play a role in creating their territory. Orange Shirt Day is held to honour the experiences of Indigenous children in residential schools. The gathering was organized by the Nunavut Employees’ Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. (Photo by Meagan Deuling)

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