Orange Shirt Day is important because it helps make people aware of residential schools. 40% of adults don't know about residential schools, and this makes me very sad. More people should know about this tragedy. That is why Orange Shirt Day is good, because if the 40% of adults see all these people wearing an orange shirt and ask them why, they will find out, and then more people will know. The more people who know, the more people can help give justice to the aboriginals, and the more people learn from Canada's mistakes.
Phyllis' story: Phyllis was very excited for her first day of school (at a residential school). She was so excited that her Grandma bought her a brand new orange shirt to wear to school. When Phyllis got to school, they took the orange shirt away from her, and they cut her hair off. They were very mean to her, they treated her very bady, and she knew she didn't like the new school. She never saw that Orange Shirt again. Phyllis made Orange Shirt Day so that more people could be aware of residential schools, and she tells people to wear an orange shirt because she didn't get the opportunity to wear one.