Finding Your Voice

The Secret Path

Still image from the film The Secret Path 2016.

Programmed by School of Plural Futures Collaborator Sebastian Taylor.

Sebastian says -

I’ve been meaning to watch this for a while, but here’s Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire’s Secret Path. It’s a collaboration between the musician and artist dramatising the life of Chanie Wenjack, a young Anishinaabe boy from the Marten Falls First Nation who died in 1966 while trying to return home after escaping from an Indian residential school.” It came out in 2016 and has been largely adopted in Canadian schools to address the suppression of First Nation peoples in Canada. I thought this might fit really well with the discussions and interest following This Changes Everything.’

Finding Your Voice


Composer and musician Rufus Isabel Eliot, an award-winning Mezzo soprano Lea Shaw led a reading group on Ursula K. Le Quin’s Gwilan’s harp followed by a practical workshop on finding your voice.