Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maple Leafs to Honour Indigenous People during Tuesday's Game against Oilers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maple Leafs to Honour Indigenous People during Tuesday's Game against Oilers

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Maple Leafs to honour indigenous people

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TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs will recognize victims of residential schools as well as missing and murdered indigenous women at Tuesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

A pre-game video will feature Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie's recent live performance of Secret Path and highlighting the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, which has been created to support reconciliation across Canada.

Secret Path tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, the 12-year-old Ojibwa boy who ran away from his residential school in 1966 and died six days later on the side of the tracks trying to get home.

During intermission, Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will appear at ice level, accompanied by Fred Sasakamoose, the NHL's first indigenous hockey player, as well as Josee Lusignan, president of I Love First Peoples. …

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