This is the second annual day to commemorate the horrors committed against Indigenous People.
Sept. 30 is also Orange Shirt Day, which honours the story of Phyllis Webstad, a former residential school student who had her orange shirt taken away on her first day at a residential school. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is encouraging Canadians to wear orange as an act of solidarity.
I bought us orange shirts from a First Nations company. I'm not going anywhere today, I will wear my shirt. I am overwhelmed with the talk of a new gun club out our back yard, across the wetland. My anxiety has kicked in. The OPP have recertified here for 22 years, but this will be a private gun club. More on this another day.
Finally the pumpkin plants I'd grown from seed are blossoming. It's a bit late. They'll never amount to anything. I'll have to figure out something different for next year! In the meantime, our local farm has lots.