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Published on March 25th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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A new national reconciliation campaign inspired by Gord Downie begins today.

You may notice a national billboard and bus shelter that launched today. A group called Artists Against Racism calls this Eagles Rising, a messaging and awareness campaign inspired by Gord Downie’s efforts to push for reconciliation with Canada’s First Nations people.

The campaign will feature messages on missing and murdered indigenous women, native spirituality, the environment and more. Artwork has been contributed by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tom Wilson, Colleen Gray, Clarence Mills, Maxine Noel, Roy Henry Vickers.

For more information or to donate, go here.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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