Gord Downie is in the works of releasing a new album titled "Secret Path." This album is dedicated to residential school student, Chanie Wenjack, who died from starvation during his attempt to runaway from a residential school in Kenora, Ontario. Graphic novelist, Jeff Lemire, will also release a graphic novel to accompany Gord Downie's album in October.
All proceeds from both projects will be donated to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.
Check out the attached CBC web link for more information about Chanie Wenjack and the projects dedicated to his story.