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Thank you Leopards!

Thank you Linden Lanes Staff & Students!!

Thanks again for everyone’s participation. Our school walked close to 800 km in total this week. All students and staff should be very proud of this accomplishment!


Many teachers also shared about the good discussions generated by Chanie’s story through the Secret Path project and/or the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund. 



Chanie Wenjack was an Anishinaabe boy from Marten Falls First Nation. In 1963, at the age of nine, he was sent to Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ontario. Three years later, he ran away trying to reunite with his family 600 kilometers away.  


Chanie joined the spirit world on October 22, 1966, a week after he fled. His body was found by the railway tracks. His death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children at residential schools.  

Today, 55 years since Chanie was found by the tracks, we continue to honour his story and the stories of the thousands of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children who attended residential schools by Walking for Wenjack.  

Thank you to all of you who have joined us in honouring Chanie by participating in a Walk for Wenjack, learning about the history and ongoing impact of residential schools, and taking #reconciliACTION this Secret Path Week.

Learn more about Secret Path Week and what you can do to move reconciliation forward all year round. 


This week, in the spirit of reconciliation and in honour of Secret Path Week, we are pleased to launch a video series called Reconciliation Begins With You featuring young Indigenous artists who remind us of the importance of reconciliation. Each day from Monday to Thursday, we will feature a different short video on our social media platforms.  


             ‘Beading Together’                                            ‘Snowshoe Teachings’ 


            ‘We Need to Talk’                                     ‘Paddling on Both Sides’ 


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