Julie Balen tweeted a link to a CBC interview with Joseph Boyden yesterday with a great question that connects to our work here in #CDNcraft.
Joseph Boyden and Gord Downie both released artistic works this week to share the story of Chanie Wenjack. Joseph Boyden released a book titled Wenjack. Gord Downie worked with others to create the Secret Path project, including an album, graphic novel and animated film also telling Chanie Wenjack's story.
If we are investigating the question "What does being a great Canadian look like?" in our #CDNcraft project, how does Joseph Boydens perspective impact our work? In his interview, he states "we aren't really a country yet", due to a lack of understanding around our history and treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada?
Please listen to the interview above. The Secret Path airs Sunday October 23rd at 9:00 pm and immediately after CBC will livestream the Road to Reconciliation. Join the conversation! Share your thoughts in our online D2L discussion forum or tweet them with the tag #CDNcraft.