(Eddy Charlie - Victoria Orange Shirt Day/Instagram)

The official Bear Horne designed shirt has become the symbol of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, or Orange Shirt Day.

Douglas Bear Horne is a member of the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples who creates art in the traditional Salish design.

The front of the shirt shows hummingbirds, tulips, a bear and an eagle in a Salish style, while the back of the shirt has a Salish styled feather and the words “Every Child Matters.”

On Vancouver Island, his design is the one most commonly seen worn by Victorians young and old on Orange Shirt Day.

The t-shirt bearing his design is sold and distributed by Victoria Orange Shirt Day. 

All proceeds of the sales of their orange shirts will go towards their annual Xe Xe Smun’ Eem, or Orange Shirt Day Ceremony, Residential School Survivors and the continuing year-round costs of raising awareness of the effects of residential schools.

Here are all the places Victoria Orange Shirt Day has officially distributing those t-shirts:

You can also buy the official Victoria Orange Shirt Day t-shirt for $25 and related products from their online store year-round. 

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