Orange Shirt Society and Tolko Industries Ltd. (Tolko) are proud to announce that Charliss Santos, a Grade 10 student from Ponoka, Alberta is the winner of the official Orange Shirt Day design contest to commemorate Canada’s 2023 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Charliss’ intricate design shows an Indigenous child held between two hands, surrounded by people, a heart and an eagle. Charliss said, “The child symbolizes all Indigenous children who suffered inside residential schools. The people represent the strong community First Nations peoples have built, and the support that they receive. The heart represents healing and forgiveness, and lastly, the eagle represents acceptance, honesty and freedom.” Her design was selected from entries submitted from across Canada. She will receive a $200 prize and travel to meet Phyllis Webstad for Orange Shirt Day in September 2023.