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Sarah Midanik: Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund

Sarah Midanik is the President and CEO of the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund. She is also a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and current resident of Toronto.

This is episode #143  of the Welcome! podcast.

Here are some of the things I discussed with Sarah Midanik:

  • The importance of not apologizing for taking a journey towards Reconciliation
  • Sarah’s Métis background
  • Her strong female role models in her life
  • Why Sarah chose to work with the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund
  • Which Calls To Action Canada has achieved since the completion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Which Calls To Action Sarah Midanik would focus on first
  • Why Sarah is still so patient
  • Secret Path Week takes place between October 17 and 22
  • October 17 is the anniversary of the day Gord Downie died
  • October 22 is the day Chanie Wenjack died. Chanie was found a day later on October 23
  • The importance of Land Acknowledgments
  • How to put pressure on the system to encourage change

Listen below:

Episode #88: Mike Downie

A celebrated storyteller, Mike Downie is a writer, director, and producer of numerous television shows and documentaries, as well as the co-founder of the The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.
Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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