POINT OF VIEW

Why all Canadians need to follow in the example of Gord Downie

Two-spirited poet Gwen Benaway reflects on the dark legacy addressed by Gord Downie's new project Secret Path.

Two-spirited poet Gwen Benaway reflects on the dark legacy addressed by Secret Path

Musician Gord Downie meets with Chanie Wenjack's sister Pearl Achneepineskum at the airport in Ogoki Post (Marten Falls First Nation) in northwestern Ontario. (Secret Path)

About the Author

Gwen Benaway

Gwen Benaway is a trans woman of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. Her first collection of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, was published in 2013, her second collection of poetry, Passage, was released in 2016 from Kegedonce Press and her third collection of poetry, What I Want is Not What I Hope For, is forthcoming from Bookthug in 2018.In 2015, she was the recipient of the inaugural Speaker’s Award for a Young Author and in 2016 she received an Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writer’s Trust of Canada.