Reconciliation: Creating New Relationships

At the centre of this collection is Gord Downie's The Secret Path, an emotional animated film following the last days of Chanie Wenjack as he tried to escape residential school. In addition, stories and interviews with the Wenjack family, Indigenous artists and leaders explore the ongoing and necessary work of building new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and communities.

  • 2016
  • 4 Titles
Art and reconciliation
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14

Cross Country Checkup
Art and reconciliation New

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • Added on: 11/10/2016
CBC Arts Road to Reconciliation Panel Discussion
  • 2016
  • 01:08:18
  • 13-14

CBC Arts
CBC Arts Road to Reconciliation Panel Discussion New

How can Chanie Wenjack's story make a difference? Following The Secret Path broadcast, CBC live-streamed The Road to Reconciliation, a special one-hour panel conversation hosted by Melanie Nepinak Hadley, with CBC's Jesse Wente, filmmaker Tasha Hubbard and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation director Ry Moran, live from CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
  • Added on: 11/16/2016
Dying For An Education: Little Charlie
  • 2012
  • 00:11:11
  • 13-14

CBC Radio One Thunder Bay
Dying For An Education: Little Charlie New

He wasn't the first residential school runaway, and he wouldn't be the last. Chanie (Charlie) Wenjack died after fleeing the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario, trying to make it to his home on the Marten Falls First Nation 600 kilometres away. When his story was chronicled by Ian Adams in Maclean's magazine, ordinary Canadians got one of their first ...
  • Added on: 11/07/2016
The Secret Path
  • 2016
  • 00:59:55
  • 13-14

CBC Arts
The Secret Path New

This powerful animated film tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibwa boy who died of exposure in 1966 while running away from Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario. The story is told through music by Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and illustrations by graphic novelist Jeff Lemire. The Secret Path acknowledges a dark part of Canada’s history — ...
  • Added on: 11/09/2016