Gord Downie’s Secret Path has been in the works since his brother Mike heard the story of Chanie (Charlie) Wenjak on the radio.
“I heard it while I was driving,” Mike Downie told Global News. “I heard a radio doc about this 12-year-old Ojibwe boy who was trying to walk home. Running away from his residential school in 1966. Trying to get home. Along the railway tracks.”