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Gord Downie appointed to Order of Canada

The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie, a promoter for First Nations individuals, was delegated to the Order of Canada on Monday amid a Rideau Hall service regarding administration in Indigenous issues.

Downie, who reported a year ago that he had been determined to have terminal cerebrum tumor, has turned into a solid backer for Indigenous individuals.

Striking an interesting figure in a denim coat, pants, a cheerful cap and boots for Monday’s function, Downie ascended from his seat gradually and warmly grasped Gov. Gen. David Johnston, who offered the Order of Canada symbol on the vocalist lyricist.

Alongside affirmation as an artist, Downie was hailed for his social activism — to be specific his commitment “to advancing exchange, bringing issues to light of the historical backdrop of private schools and moving the nation along the way to reconcilation.”

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Downie’s current solo collection and realistic novel Secret Path recounts the narrative of an Ojibwe First Nations kid, Chanie Wenjack, who kicked the bucket in 1966 while attempting to get away from a private school.

More than 2 dozen respected at Rideau Hall

Gone to by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and different dignitaries, Monday’s function highlighted exhibitions by Indigenous vocalists and incorporated a moving discourse by Métis performing artist Tom Jackson, an officer of the Order of Canada.

Full rundown of honourees perceived for indigenous work

​Downie was among 30 individuals who got the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division), the Polar Medal or the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for their administration in supporting Indigenous issues.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Johnston welcomes narrative producer Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her child as she gets the Meritorious Service Cross at Rideau Hall. (CBC)

Different expressions figures regarded included:

Youngsters’ and youth creator Jacqueline Guest.

Performing artist, lobbyist and previous MP Tina Keeper, Royal Winnipeg Ballet masterful executive André Lewis and the late Mary Richard for making the expressive dance Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation.

Essayist and theater on-screen character Julie Pellissier-Lush.

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, narrative producer and chief of Angry Inuk.

​Downie’s Tragically Hip bandmates Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gord Sinclair — likewise designated individuals from the Order of Canada — will get the respect at a later date.

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