Commander Communicator 10/2/23

Posted October 13, 2023

Mr. Marcus Cyrus and a group of our students reminded us of the importance of September 30th, Native
American Day (Orange Shirt Day), by creating a temporary art installation to remember the tens of thousands of missing Native American children. Beginning in 1831 and for decades thereafter, Native American children were stolen from their families and brutally forced to assimilate in Native American Boarding Schools across the country. Native American Day is a time to remember the tragedies that were forced upon indigenous people by the white man, and it is also “… a time set aside by individual states to honor, recognize, and appreciate the rich cultural heritage and significant contributions of the indigenous people in their respective states.”

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