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Throwback candidate's act of bravery: sex ed just like residential schools

Leave it up to throwback candidate for the federal Conservative leadership to make a truly awkward and confusing residential school analogy.

Social conservative Untouchable Brad(ley) Trost of Saskatchewan has been consistently reelected year after year in his increasingly urban riding in Saskatoon. 183 more words

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Gord Downie to play 2 shows in support of 'Secret Path' project

The Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie announced Tuesday he will play two concerts in support of his latest solo project “Secret Path” next month.

Downie announced the project, which is dedicated to a 12-year-old Ojibway boy who died from hunger and exposure trying to escape from a residential school near Kenora, Ont., earlier this month just weeks after The Hip’s final show of the Man Machine Poem Tour in hometown Kingston, Ont. 192 more words

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Gord Downie and Canada's Tumultuous First Nations Relations

You know, its a strange thing. I remember, way back in grade school, learning all about Canada’s multiple First Nations tribes; their varied cultures, languages, and ways of life. 559 more words

'Bet Anyone Ten Bucks This Works'

I have not been at my computer much the last few months, but out on the town in Vancouver a whole lot, tweeting from my phone now and then, but mostly being face-to-face speaking with people about this issue. 902 more words

Aboriginal Narrative

'Bet Anyone Ten Bucks This Works'

I have not been at my computer much the last few months, but out on the town in Vancouver a whole lot, tweeting from my phone now and then, but mostly being face-to-face speaking with people about this issue. 902 more words

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Who was Chanie Wenjack? The First Nations child behind Gord Downie’s new solo album

Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie revealed Friday he will release a new solo album in October inspired by the death of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old First Nations child who died while fleeing a northern Ontario residential school some 50 years ago. 654 more words

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Gord Downie to donate proceeds from new project, ‘Secret Path’ to University of Manitoba

WINNIPEG — The Tragically Hip’s frontman, Gord Downie and the University of Manitoba are joining together for a unique project.

On Friday, Downie announced he would donate proceeds from his upcoming project, titled, “Secret Path”,  to help the university’s National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) to honour the stories of residential school survivors. 425 more words

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