“The Secret Path” talking tour makes a stop at the Kule Theatre (Robbins Health Learning Centre) at MacEwan University on May 29.
Speakers will include Mike Downie, Gord Downie's brother and co-chair of the Downie Wenjack Fund, and Charlene Bearhead, national reconciliation education leader and co-chair of the Downie Wenjack Fund.
The presentation will also include clips from "The Secret Path," an animated film adaptation of Gord Downie's album and Jeff Lemire's graphic novel.
Working with Downie's poetry and music, Lemire has created a visual representation of the life of Chanie Wenjack.
Guests will also get a preview of the upcoming project "Our Secret Path," which chronicles the work of reconciliation across Canada that was ignited by Downie’s work.
At the end of the evening, guests will be invited to help co-create the next RISE ZINE featuring 150 Everyday Acts of Reconciliation to inspire others in Edmonton to join the reconciliation movement.
The event is hosted by Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton.