Video: Gord Downie’s “The Stranger”

Gord Downie has released the music video for “The Stranger,” the first full chapter and song of “The Secret Path.”

“The Secret Path” tells the heartbreaking true story of Chanie Wenjack, an Ojibway boy, his residential school experience and his subsequent death after fleeing the residential school in 1966.

The album features a graphic novel by Jeff Lemire and is available for pre-order.  A film adapted from the project will be broadcast by CBC in an hour-long commercial-free television special on Sunday, October 23 at 9pm and streamed worldwide at at 9pm ET.

For more information on “The Secret Path” and how to support the new Downie Wenjack Fund please visit


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