Iqaluit student kicks off debate about whether everyone should stand during national anthem

A student in Iqaluit has kicked off a debate about whether people in schools should stand while the national anthem is played.

Then one day, Miles Brewster just stopped standing.

“They didn’t explain what Orange Shirt Day meant,” he told APTN News. “They said ‘it’s Orange Shirt Day’ … ‘wear an orange shirt.’ But I felt like they didn’t explain enough – so I tried to make a statement.”

kdriscoll.ca

 

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.

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