While I am not associated in any way with The Secret Path project created by the late Gordon Downie, I want to contribute to the mission of "doing something" by promoting truth & reconciliation and by fostering respect & love between Indigenous & non-Indigenous people in Canada. The best way I can do that is by spreading the word on this page & by donating all proceeds of my book "Tonight We Take Parry Sound" to The Downie Wenjack Fund. The goal of the fund is "to improve the lives of Indigenous people by building awareness, education and connections between all Canadians". If poetry or the genre of my music isn't yer cup of tea, please follow the link below & make a donation to the fund directly. You can also donate on yer phone by texting "DWF" to the number 20222.
As a country, we once forced Indigenous children out of their homes, took their culture & language from their hearts & ripped their families & way of life apart.
We have an opportunity to change the way we think, feel & do. I invite you to begin those changes by watching The Secret Path Movie, listening to The Secret Path Radio Program I produced (with music by Gordon Downie) & by exploring the links below. When yer ready, maybe you can create yer own way of "doing something". Do anything. Measure yer happiness with the love you can give.
Thanks a bunch for being here and let's take care of each other.
The Secret path
Gordon Downie & Jeff Lemire
Produced by Kevin Drew & Dave Hamelin (2016)
the secret path
Narrated by Evan Phoenix
Produced by Evan Phoenix (2019)
(with music by Gordon Downie)