Gord Downie and inland romantic Sylvia Maracle are to be allocated to a Order of Canada today.
Maracle will be named an officer of a Order of Canada and Downie will be named a member.
They are among 30 recipients to be celebrated for care in ancillary inland issues, including National Hockey League actor Jordin Tootoo, who will accept a commendable use award in a polite division.
Downie, who announced final year that he was diagnosed with depot mind cancer, has turn a clever disciple for inland people and issues.
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His new solo manuscript and striking novel Secret Path tells a story of an inland boy, Chanie Wenjack, who died while perplexing to shun a residential school.
Maracle, a Mohawk from a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and executive executive of a Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, is famous as a ardent disciple for civic inland peoples and women’s issues.
Downie’s Tragically Hip bandmates will also accept one of a country’s top municipal honours during a after date.