Entries by DWF

Congratulations to the Legacy Schools Poster Contest Winners!

Early in May, we challenged our Legacy Schools students to design posters that answer the question “What does it mean to be an Indigenous Ally?” They definitely rose to the occasion! We loved all of the posters that were submitted, and it was certainly difficult to select the winners from elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Winners will receive […]

DWF 2019-2020 Annual Report

Our 2019-2020 Annual Report has been released, filled with information on our programs, what we’ve achieved in our second year, and much more! View it here.

DWF Legacy Schools Poster Contest is Now Open!

Show us what you can do Legacy School students – even from home! We are calling on all Legacy School students to create a poster that answers the question “What does it mean to be an Indigenous Ally?”   Winning selections will appear on our social media channels and in our Legacy School calendar  for 2020-2021 […]

Whitehorse visits James Bay for Artist Ambassador Program

Several communities along the James Bay Ice Road were treated with a special visit to their high schools by musicians Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet of Whitehorse in early March. Students at Vezina Secondary School in Attawapiskat, ON; Francine J. Wesley Secondary School in Kashechewan, ON and Delores D. Echum Composite School in Moose Factory, […]

Mike Downie Visits Legacy Schools in Cambridge, Linwood and Kitchener Waterloo

Late January, Mike Downie joined DWF staff in visiting several Legacy Schools; Linwood Public School, Kitchener-Waterloo Vocational & Collegiate Institute (KCI), Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) and Ryerson Public School in Cambridge. Every Legacy School begins the journey to understanding our shared Canadian history from a different place – be it location, age, knowledge – and […]

Celebrating Gord Downie’s Birthday with Acoustic Hip from Starpainters

A Journal of Musical Things – Gord Downie would’ve celebrated his 56th birthday on February 6. As has become tradition, Buffalo’s Strictly Hip is throwing a party to benefit the Gord Downie & Wenjack Fund, inviting along some friends to help keep Downie’s spirit alive and to answer his call to Do Something in the name […]

Jesse Thistle Joins The Artist Ambassador Program As Our First Author

In 2016 Jesse Thistle, a Metis-Cree bestselling author, had the honour of meeting Gord Downie by chance one night in Toronto. Jesse was able to share with Gord the wonderful work he was doing at the time around intergenerational trauma. He remembers talking to Gord, “I thanked him for the work that he was doing on […]