Gord Downie will be given his insignia as a member the Order of Canada for the outstanding leadership he has shown for Indigenous issues. This honour comes after Gord and Jeff Lemire released Secret Path. A graphic novel about a 12-year old indigenous boy named Chanie Wenjack.
The other four members of the Hip will be given their insignia later as members of the order. This is for their contribution to Candian music and support for various social and environmental issues.
The Ceremony will be held on Monday, June 19th in Ottawa.