Prarie Post – Students and staff from Maverick High School held a reconciliation walk in downtown Swift Current on Oct. 23 to raise awareness about Chanie Wenjack and the legacy of residential schools…read more.
Simcor Reformer – Students at Waterford Public School participated in the school’s first Walk for Wenjack event.
Grades 3 through 8 attended an assembly Monday to learn about the story of Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy who died in 1966 at the age of 12 when he escaped a residential school…read more.
Red Deer Advocate – A brother of the late Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie says a weekend benefit concert performance of his “Secret Path” album was a “powerful” show and he isn’t ruling out making it an annual event, possibly in different cities…read more.
CTV News – Two years after his death, Gord Downie’s memorable concert performance of his Secret Path album, was recreated by performers in Toronto Saturday night…read more.
Comox Valley Record – The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) announced in August that Comox Valley Schools (SD 71) became the first school district in Canada to sign on all schools to the Legacy School project…read more.
A Journal of Musical Things – By now, most of us are familiar with the story of Chanie Wenjack, the 12-year-old boy who tried to walk the 600 kilometers home, from the Cecelia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to Ogoki Post on the Marten Falls Reserve. He died a week after his ran away; his body was found on the train tracks where he’d succumbed to starvation and exposure…read more.
Toronto Sun – Two days and two years after the death of Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie, musicians including Sam Roberts, Tanya Tagaq, July Talk, Sarah Harmer, and Buffy Sainte-Marie will gather Saturday to perform at Roy Thomson Hall for Secret Path Live…read more.
The Loop – It’s been two years since The Tragically Hip’s lead singer and lyricist Gord Downie passed away. One of the many legacies Downie left behind is his story of The Secret Path, a collection of 10 poems inspired by the life of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old boy who was abused in one of our country’s residential schools. Downie has turned Chanie’s story into a national movement to raise awareness about the mistreatment of Indigenous people, and the path for reconciliation…read more.
CityNews – Prior to his death, Gord Downie founded the Downie-Wenjack Fund in an effort to call attention to Indigenous issues in Canada. Audra Brown with how the organization is striving to keep those issues at the forefront of this election campaign…read more.
Victoria Royals – The Victoria Royals and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) are pleased to announce that they have renewed their partnership for the 2019-20 hockey season, with a special initiative in support of Secret Path Week….read more.