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"Cancerous Brain Tumor"
Diagnosed in late 2015 Gord Downie has gillioblastoma; an incurable brain tumor.
Submitted by: Celeste

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Bridging The Racial Gap."
On the last stop of the Man Machine Poem tour in 2016 which was in The Hip's home town of Kingston, Ontario Gord Downie brought forth the plight of indigenous people of Northern Ontario and of Chanie Wenjack a 12 year old Ojibwa first nations boy who escaped from a residential school in Kenora, Ontario. Chanie died of starvation and exposure just 40 KM from his home.[br] Chanie's sister Pearl became good friends with Gord and he called out Prime Minster Justin Trudeau to find out "what the hell went on up there?"?
Submitted by: Celeste
"Secret Path"
Gord Downie's book Secret Path about Chanie Wenjack a 12 year old indigenous boy who was forced into a residential school in Kenora and then ran away. Chanie died from starvation in 1966 just 40 KM from his home. Pearl Wenjack, Chanie's sister and herself a residential school survivor, decided to tell of the misguided deeds that were done to First Nations children by the Church and the government. [br] [br] In a Heritage moment Pearl told the story of the cultural genocide that was happening "Kill the Indian in the child."
Submitted by: Celeste
"Announcing His Brain Tumor Diagnosis"
Gord Downie lead singer of the Canadian band the Tragically Hip announced through their band's website that he had been battling a giloblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor, for 6 weeks.
The band announced that they would work on their new album and a summer tour which would be their last one.
Submitted by: Celeste

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