Secret Path now available on Hoopla!

The Secret Path, written by Gord Downie and illustrated by local author Jeff Lemire, is a special multi-media project dedicated towards telling the story of Chanie Wenjack. Chanie Wenjack was an indigenous Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from a residential school, hoping to reach his family 600 kilometres away. The project consists of a solo album, a graphic novel and an animated film. This is Canada’s story; every Canadian should know Chanie Wenjack’s name.

We’re happy to inform you that the Secret Path movie and Secret Path album are now available to stream or download on demand in our hoopla digital collection. From now through the end of November, hoopla will be donating the digital album and film proceeds from this title to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Click here to access the Secret Path on hoopla.

You can also learn more about the Secret Path by visiting this website.

We are so happy to share this with you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact library staff.

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2 Responses to "Secret Path now available on Hoopla!"

  1. Vee Campbell says:

    Haven’t read the book or viewed the graphic, but I stirs my emotions to want to help in bringing the awareness of the horrific sadness experienced by the First Nations people.

    Believing for interest and action on this urgent matter!

  2. David Hanna says:

    Great animation film about a true storey that we all need to know about. I saw the viewing at the University of Windsor several weeks ago. The struggle and perseverance of a young first nations boy trying to escape the inequities and perverse attitudes and behaviours of system imposed upon our First Nations Peoples. Sadly unable to survive the impossible journey of escaping the Government forced school system to return to his father so far away. Some parallels I can fully understand from an entirely different set of circumstances, but similar inequities and forced discrimination.

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