Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.

MKO Grand Chief’s Statement on Province’s position on ‘Orange Shirt Day.’

For immediate release

April 11th, 2023


MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee is releasing the following statement on the Province’s decision to remain status quo in their decision not to declare the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th, also known as ‘Orange Shirt Day’ a provincial statutory holiday.

 “It should be a day of reflection to remember residential school children and survivors where everyone across the province takes the time to acknowledge the stark history of what happened to Indigenous children and families,” said MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “We have made our position on this matter clear previously. If the Government of Manitoba can’t demonstrate the understanding of our history by closing businesses and recognizing this as a statutory holiday then it’s clear that they just don’t get it.”


For more information:

Philip Paul-Martin

Communications Officer

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak


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