Educators in the Region given an opportunity to learn how to include the story of the Indigenous community in their classrooms

By Staff

March 23rd, 2023



Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip left a mark on this country. The final months of his life were a demonstration of both nobility and bravery.

Gord Downie’s remarks to the crowd included an exhortation to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who attended. People across the country are praising Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie for using his televised concert in Kingston, Ont., to campaign for Canada’s North.   He also showed his esteem for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and called on the crowd to hold the PM to account.  We’re in good hands, folks. Real good hands,” Downie said on Saturday, as the camera showed Trudeau in the crowd at the Rogers K-Rock Centre, clad in a Hip T-shirt. “He cares about the people way up north. That we were trained our entire lives to ignore.

His calling out the Prime Minister at a concert in Kingston is the kind of thing not often seen. There are still hundreds of Indigenous communities that are still on water advisories.

One jet plane would cover the cost – but we Canadians don’t see the Indigenous community quite the way they see themselves.

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), is working with the Burlington Performance Arts Centre to put on an Indigenous Cultural Competency Training session for Educators of all grades.

Through an informative “Reconciliation in the Classroom” presentation facilitated by Lisa Prinn & Sabrina Angeconeb will include a live music performance and a speaking engagement with Tom Wilson.

Educators will learn more about the Legacy Schools program and how to incorporate the unique interests, rights, and perspectives of Indigenous peoples into everyday learning.

Monday April 24, 2023 at 10am to 12pm
All Grades
$25 (All-in)
To register for this event, contact the Education & Outreach Coordinator:
Isabelle Trask
905-681-2551 ext. 6302



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