Why is the site orange today?

Since 2013, Sept. 30 has been known as Orange Shirt Day, to honour the children who survived Canada’s Indian residential schools and to remember those who did not return home.

The date is now also the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which asks all Canadians to reflect upon relationships with Indigenous people, remember the harms of the past, and focus on ways to commit to healthy and positive growth throughout all communities today.

As the Free Press has been published on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Metis since 1872, we’ve added orange to our traditional masthead colours to mark the day.

Daniel Crump / Winnipeg Free Press files