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Gord was also a large advocate for Native rights, and a spokes person for raising awareness about the residential schools the Native people of Canada faced in the 60's.
Isadore Day, the Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief of Ontario, echoed this sentiment. "I felt very grateful that someone of his stature would take to the cause and really lift up our people through his music and his stellar reputation," he told VICE. "I don't think being non-Native or being white is the strength here," he adds. "In his own time of reflection about his own mortality has drawn a line of truth about what's important."
He was also bestowed an eagle feather by the Assembly of First Nations and an aboriginal name, Wicapi Omani.
In Lakota it means "man who walks among the stars".
originally posted by: ItsEvolutionBaby
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Thank you, and to Macenroe82 too.
If this works this time, its At The 100th Meridian, one of the Hip's best works, imo. Tons to choose from.
Rough day around these parts today. Huge loss. Huge.
(Alaska seems so "Canada")
Ezra's Tale: I had been a heavy metal long hair tattoo wearing rock junkie for many years. When my best friend would come to my apartment he would shut off the Crüe and turn on some random hip cd. Of course, at first I got pissed and tried to hit him in the face with a hot bag of nickels. Then one day at work I heard Silver Jet and something happened in my brain... I became an instant fan... I wanted to know everything, to listen to every album and just lose myself in the music. Then it came... the first day that The Hip would play in Kingston in over a decade... all I knew is that I was going to that show!! We took the trek from Cape Vincent N.Y. all the way "across the pond." Eventually it was show time so we walked from our motel room on Princess st. all the way to the RCMP camp. Then that's when we found out there would be no beer for the best part of the show.... It's ok, I made up for it the following week when the hip played at the Landmark Theater in Syracuse N.Y. I rode with my boss and we met up with some record reps at a bar, they gave me an envelope full of "In Between Evolution" cd's. We got into the show just as Sam Roberts was getting done and took our 5th row seats and rocked out to The Hip! This thursday (11/1/2007) will be the third time I will see The Hip on the world container tour... Once again we are going to The Landmark, but this time it'll be sans record reps... I'm once again getting a room, gonna be hammered and will have lots of pictures and possibly some video. My site is here.