First Listen: Understanding the Secret Path

A Journal of Musical Things – It’s October, which means Secret Path Week is almost upon us again.

Between October 17 and 22, Canadians are called to “Do Something,” as urged by Gord Downie during the final Tragically Hip concert, to further the conversation about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures and people…read more.

Downie tribute show becomes personal for performers

The Kingston Whig Standard – Of the many musicians playing at the Gord Downie tribute show Saturday evening, two have a personal connection to the late Tragically Hip frontman…read more.

P.A. Raiders set to team up with Downie, Wenjack Fund

PA Now – The Prince Albert Raiders are teaming up with a national organization to promote reconciliation…read more.

Gord Downie Toronto Benefit Concert Gets ​Buffy Sainte-Marie, Sam Roberts, July Talk

Exclaim! – Gord Downie will be celebrated with a special Toronto benefit concert called “Secret Path Live,” which will find a series of performers paying tribute to the late Tragically Hip frontman…read more.

DWF Annual Report

Our 2018-2019 Annual Report has been released. Filled with information on our programs, what we’ve achieved in our first year, and much more! View it here.

Scotiabank Unveils Public Legacy Space in Partnership With The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Canada Newswire – Scotiabank has unveiled its second Downie Wenjack Legacy Space in Toronto, further signifying its commitment to promoting education and discussion around reconciliation…read more.

North Vancouver schools partner with Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

North Shore News – It’s a simple story, and yet so difficult for some to comprehend how it could happen in Canada…read more.

Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space Officially Launched at Dalhousie

Dal News – A designated space dedicated to providing accurate information about Indigenous history and the journey of reconciliation — that’s the concept behind the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space program…read more.

 

Downie-Wenjack fund receives $5M in 2018 federal budget

CBC – The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund will receive $5 million in funding as part of the 2018 Canadian federal budget…read more.

The story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools.

Historica Canada – The 84th Heritage Minute in Historica Canada’s collection…read more.