Image with caption: "Davin Bomberry as "Chanie Wenjack" in Historica Canada's new Heritage Minute on residential schools. Oh Canada, Canada Podcast. There's also a short Heritage Minute video by Historica Canada. On March 9, 2018 Trent University marked the official launch of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies. Offensive remarks will not be published. At age 12, he ran away. At the time, 150 students lived at the school. [5], On June 21, 2016, a Heritage Minute about Wenjack's death was released by Historica Canada to coincide with National Aboriginal Day. Penfield, I smell burnt toast,” was originally scripted as “Dr. The three boys stayed with Ralph and Jackie's uncle, Charley Kelly, in Redditt. Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack’s short life ended after he ran away from residential school in 1966. Throughout the month of October, we are hosting several sessions in support of Secret Path Week. 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[1][2], On the morning of October 16, 1966, Wenjack and two school friends, orphaned brothers Ralph and Jackie MacDonald, ran away from the residential school, making it as far as Redditt, 31 km (19 mi) north of Kenora. We have decided to include one song in each lesson plan. On June 21, 2016, a Heritage Minute about Wenjack's death was released by Historica Canada to coincide with National Aboriginal Day. This year alone, author Joseph Boyden has released a novella, Wenjack, told from the point of view of Wenjack, with a full-length novel, Seven Matches, to follow next year. The Kellys gave him some food and matches and suggested that he ask for help from the section maintenance crews stationed along the line. Gord Downie, lead singer of the Tragically Hip and Jeff Lemire published Secret Path, a graphic novel that tells Chanie’s story. Coroner Dr. Glenn Davidson determined the cause of the death was attributed to exposure and hunger. The Minutes highlight darker chapters of Canadian history and come a year after the conclusion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He was known for being funny and for being the first one to understand jokes. [1][2], Chanie Wenjack was born in 1954 on the Ogoki Post on the Marten Falls Reserve. Historica Canada, Heritage Minutes: Chanie Wenjack Statement of Apology Calls to Action Using the Lesson Plans The 50 minute Secret Path video can be overwhelming for students to watch in its entirety. The Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie wrote a concept album based on Wenjack's escape. Most people remember the light hearted heritage minutes — “I smell burnt toast” is a bit of an inside joke for all Canadians of a certain age. Ethical questions were raised and it brought to light the abuse and treatment of indigenous children in the residential school system. All three make the unsubstantiated claim that Chanie was sexually abused at … The 84th Heritage Minute in Historica Canada's collection. In 1973, indigenous students at Trent University lobbied for a building to be named after Wenjack. We remember Gord Downie for his commitment and contributions to a new relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. [4], In 2016, the Gord Downie-Chanie Wenjack Fund was established to help with reconciliation between Canada and its indigenous peoples. "Wenjack" is a novella by Joseph Boyden. In 2016, Historica Canadareleased a Heritage Minute about the heart-breaking story of 12-year old Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. Chanie Wenjack has also been the subject of a Canadian Heritage minute, and has a theatre and Indigenous Studies school named for him at Trent University. [1][2], His body was discovered beside the track at 11:20 am on October 23 by Elwood McIvor, a CN railway engineer on freight train number No. Actress Kate Nelligan was 8 months pregnant when she portrayed Emily Murphy! The Residential Schools in Canada Education Guide was designed to complement this Heritage Minute , and includes activities to analyze and explore Chanie’s story further. Home A new Heritage Minute released by Historica Canada follows the story of Chanie (Charlie) Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who passed away escaping from a residential school in Northern Ontario, and the namesake of Trent University’s Wenjack Theatre. Tags Canada 150 I guess , colonialism, guest host, justin trudeau, louis riel, national aboriginal day, residential schools, vikings? With Pearl Achneepineskum, Davin Bombarry, Glen Gaston, Jared John. For more information about Chanie Wenjack visit The Canadian Encyclopedia. TORONTO, June 21, 2016 – In a ground-breaking addition to its Heritage Minute collection, Historica Canada is releasing a pair of new Minutes that explore vital moments in Indigenous history: treaty-making and residential schools. The story of Chanie "Charlie" Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. The largest lecture hall on campus was subsequently named Wenjack Theatre in Wenjack's honour. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Chanie Wenjack’s death sparked the first investigation into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. (CNW Group/Historica Canada)". Today the story of Wenjack has been seen as a symbol of resistance against the residential school system. Watch the short video here. Chanie was born in 1954 and grew up in Ogoki Post on the Marten Falls Reserve in northern Ontario. Special Instructions for Students wishing to enrol in 2018-19 INDG-GEOG 3201H/3202H - City as Home/Issues and Cities Through University of Sudbury - transfer credits obtained through online delivery of INDG 3056 & 3066 Delivered in partnership with Trent University (INDG-GEOG 3201h & 3202h) When the courses are offered by the University of Sudbury: Students from Trent He died of hunger and exposure at Farlane, Ontario while trying to walk 600 km (370 mi) back to his home, Ogoki Post on the Marten Falls Reserve. Chanie Wenjack. This will give students the chance to ease into the material and become comfortable with it over a few lessons. Chanie "Charlie" Wenjack (January 19, 1954 – October 23, 1966) was an Ojibwe (Anishinaabe) First Nations boy who ran away from Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School where he boarded for three years while attending residential school in Kenora, Ontario, Canada. Once there, he was given the name 'Charlie'. The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is hosting interviews online as an extension of the Legacy Schools High School Artist Ambassador Program. The story of Chanie "Charlie" Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. Heritage Minutes (TV Series) Chanie Wenjack (2016) Plot. Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack (born 19 January 1954; died 23 October 1966 near Redditt, ON). Showing all 1 items Jump to: Summaries (1) Summaries. Chanie Wenjack died 50 years ago this month: The Ojibwa boy froze by the side of Northern Ontario train tracks after running away from a residential school. Be passionate, be unapologetic. Please: Share your reaction, your thoughts, and your opinions. Episode 6: Edmonton Grads Heritage Minute. The village in the Vikings Heritage Minute was actually shot on a small maquette (a diorama, a model) and then was made to look life size by changing the frame rate. At the age of nine, he was sent, along with his two sisters, to board at the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora. These 60-second vignettes commemorate notable Canadians, achievements in innovation, and instances of perseverance and bravery. Comments will be monitored. Louis Riel. The new Heritage Minute opens on Wenjack’s attempt to escape his residential school in 1966 and ends with his tragic death on a railway track, not far from where he began. This Heritage Minute follows the story of Chanie (Charlie) Wenjack, who attended Cecilia Jeffrey Residential School in Kenora, Ontario during the 1960s. The Heritage Minute, narrated by Wenjack's sister, Pearl Achneepineskum, depicts life at the school, Wenjack's escape and death. HISTORICA CANADA 2 CARLTON STREET, EAST MEZZANINE, TORONTO, ON, CANADA M5B 1J3. A year after Wenjack's death an article written by journalist Ian Adams, "The Lonely Death of Charlie Wenjack," was published in February 1967 in Maclean's magazine. The most famous line in Heritage Minute history, “Dr. The 84th Heritage Minute in Historica Canada's collection. The video is raw, heartbreaking and not easy to watch. On October 16, 1966, Wenjack ran away from the school with two friends, Ralph and Jackie MacDonald. When Wenjack was 9, he and his two sisters were sent to the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ontario. 821. The school was funded by the Canadian government and overseen by the Women’s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church. Elwood contacted the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) who recovered the body an hour later with help from a CN section crew. Published in October 2016, a novella by Canadian author Joseph Boyden focused on the suffering Wenjack endured and his state of mind during his ordeal. The Heritage Minutes DVD The Heritage Minutes are dramatic interpretations of pivotal events in Canada's history. [1][2], On October 27, 1966, Wenjack was buried at the cemetery on the reserve beside the Albany River.[1][2]. We are getting more and more spam. Unlike other Heritage Minutes that were narrated by actors, Wenjack's was narrated by his sister, Pearl. New Heritage Minute: "Chanie Wenjack" explores the legacy of residential schools. Unlike other Heritage Minutes that were narrated by actors, Wenjack's was narrated by his sister, Pearl.[6]. Chanie Wenjack was born at Ogoki Post on the Marten Falls Reserve. Heritage Minutes: Chanie Wenjack Email This BlogThis! The story of Chanie "Charlie" Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools. is a podcast with your pals Kim and Jerry where we talk … Episode 8 – Pride + Where are the queer Heritage Minutes? He was known to have a good sense of humour, according to the Cree Principal of the school, and was always the first to recognize a pun or riddle. 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