Students, staff honor victims of residential school trauma
Joining together in resilience
October 5, 2022
It wasn't yellow flags that dotted dry and brownish Whittaker Field Friday morning.
It was instead the orange shirts worn by La Conner students and staff that colored the school district's football field on Sept. 30 in honor of Native American youth who, over generations, suffered cultural trauma while attending residential campuses in the U.S. and Canada.
La Conner Schools is one of the first districts in western Washington to observe Orange Shirt Day, which in Canada is a national day of truth and reconciliation.
La Conner's school family assembled at Whittaker Field for an aerial photo,...