Orange Shirt Day Banner Raised in Cornwall
For the third year, CDSBEO has partnered with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne and the City of Cornwall to recognize National Truth and Reconciliation Week and Orange Shirt Day. Representatives include Grand Chief Abram Benedict (Mohawk Council of Akwesasne), Glen Grant (Mayor of Cornwall), Romaine Mitchell (Ministry of Education Regional Indigenous Lead), Norma McDonald (CDSBEO Superintendent of School Effectiveness), CDSBEO Indigenous Education Advisory Committee representatives Kokum Brenda Rivers and Wathahiiosta (Theresa) Cook, Elaine MacDonald (City Councillor), and the CDSBEO Indigenous Education Team.
Residents and visitors to the City of Cornwall will note an orange banner at the Clock Tower in Lamoureux Park, as well as the fountain at City Hall, which will be illuminated orange on September 29th and 30th. The hope is that these symbols will act as reminders that as citizens, we are all called to actively participate and complete the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report. In our actions let us prove that every child does truly matter.
“This is our third year partnering with the City of Cornwall and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne to raise an Orange Shirt Day banner at the Clock Tower prior to September 30th as a physical sign of working together in education and understanding, as part of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario’s commitment to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” – Norma McDonald, CDSBEO Superintendent of School Effectiveness.