Finally found the legit photo of Chanie Wenjack, the boy whose story is told in Gord Dowie’s Secret Path project. As mentioned before, Chanie was forced to a residential school like thousands of Aboriginal children like him. He had to go to this abusive institution, hundreds of miles from his home, where the goal was to Europeanize him. Forced to practice Christianity, banned from speaking native languages, physically tortured and molested.
Chanie got enough and tried to run away, but you could only go so far on foot in the harsh winter. He ended up dying following the CN rail on October 22, 1966. Fuck, please share his story, we can’t forget this. —————————————————-
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