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Gord Downie inspires Alberta First Nation elementary school musical – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201856 Views

The Journey of Wicapi Omani was based on story of late Tragically Hip singer

Jun 01, 2018

Watch out Come From Away — there’s another seriously Canadian musical on the horizon.

Students at a southern Alberta First Nation elementary school put on their own, original production Thursday for parents, telling the story behind Gord Downie’s Lakota spirit name.

The play, called The Journey of Wicapi Omani — The Man Who Walks Among The Stars, was inspired by the late Tragically Hip singer’s contributions as an advocate for First Nations people.

“The play is about a boy named Wicapi Omani and how he travels through his journey of life trying to accomplish a destiny the creator had given him, which was to spread acceptance peace and unity throughout the world,” said Drew Van Allen, the music teacher at Nakoda Elementary School.

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