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Orange Shirt Day
All offices and organizations of Kahnawà:ke’s Executive Directors Committee (EDC) will be closed on September 30th, which is now considered a statutory holiday within our community. Essential services provided by each respective organization will remain in operation. Concurrently, September 30th has been marked “Orange Shirt Day” since 2013, to honour the thousands of Onkwehón:we children who were taken to residential schools, and the families who suffered these traumatic losses.
The EDC is comprised of the following nine (9) community organizations: Kahnawake Education Center, Kahnawake Fire Brigade, Kahnawake Shakotiia’takehnhas
Community Services, Kahnawake Youth Center, Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre, Mohawk
Council of Kahnawà:ke, Step By Step Child and Family Center, and Tewatohnhi’saktha.