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N.W.T. archery tournament takes aim at growing the sport in the North – CBC

Archers aged 14 and up shot arrows at 3D targets in Yellowknife over the weekend June 17, 2018 The twang of bowstrings and the swish of arrows flying through the air rung out at the Yellowknife ski club this weekend. It was the second annual N.W.T Archery Championships, where about 20 competitors of varying ages took aim […]

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Poplar River First Nation celebrates grand opening of new community centre – Manitobachiefs.com

On June 1, 2018, Grand Chief Arlen Dumas attended the grand opening of the community hall at Poplar River First Nation. Located about 400 kilometres north of Winnipeg on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Poplar River is a community with approximately 1100 citizens living on reserve. There is no all-weather road into the community, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201818 Views

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MNO citizen to release new book

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Lawrence Waxy Gregoire is ready to release a new book on the history of the Penetang Hurons Junior ‘C’ hockey franchise. After working for years in mental health services, Gregoire, a hockey historian, is retired and lives in Penetanguishene. From 2006 until 2016, he served on the Penetanguishene Sports […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201827 Views

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First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts at Quebec City tournament

Credits: CBC News A team of First Nations hockey players say they were subjected to racist taunts and treated unfairly by referees at a recent spring hockey tournament in Quebec City. According to several parents, players and First Nations Elites manager Tommy H.J. Neeposh, players were called “savages” by at least one coach and a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 2018106 Views

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SJHL to honour Indigenous players – MBC Network Radio Online

Jun 6, 2018 The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League says it will be looking into ways it can honour Indigenous players that have been part of the history of the league. “This will be accomplished with determining at least one player from each team, past or present, to assist with this effort,” said the SJHL in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201828 Views

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Nova Scotia athletes coming to P.E.I. for lacrosse jamboree – The Guardian

MORELL, P.E.I. — Lacrosse P.E.I., the Aboriginal Sport Circle and TD have partnered to offer Islanders an opportunity to honour the game of lacrosse by hosting a jamboree on Saturday at the Morell Soccer Complex. The annual event is a combination of competitive play, jamboree-style games, try lacrosse sessions and a performance by the Mi’kmaq […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201824 Views

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PICs – Traditional Games held at Atikameg – The South Peace News

Traditional Games were held at Atikameg in Whitefish Lake First Nation on May 24. Games were hosted by the Kee Tas Kee Now Education Authority. Students from Grades 8-12 from Whitefish, Cadotte Lake, Loon River and Peerless Lake First Nations participated in a variety of events including moose calling, arm wrestling, leg wrestling, moss kick […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201832 Views

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Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Ministers Release Pan-Canadian Policy to Increase Physical Activity and Reduce Sedentary Living

Ottawa, Ontario, May 31, 2018 – Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation released A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada: Let’s Get Moving. The principal purpose of the Common Vision* is to guide and stimulate coordinated and collaborative policies and actions to increase physical activity and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201826 Views

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National Aboriginal Hockey Champions Named in Membertou – HockeyNow

May 23, 2018 After the Esso Cup was held in Bridgewater, N.S. last month, another big-time national championship came to Nova Scotia, bringing the top Aboriginal hockey players from across the country. The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) welcomed the top Bantam and Midget skaters representing their home provinces and territories and it was one […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201838 Views

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A humbling (foundation) admission about Indian mascots …and a glimmer of hope for the future – NCRP

May 17, 2018 In a May 7 op-ed in USA Today, Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), publicly acknowledged changes to the foundation’s annual Sports Award. This annual competitive award is intended to recognize “sports teams, athletes and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201826 Views

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Masters Indigenous Games Cultural Village Will Showcase Indigenous Cultures From Around the World

MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES CULTURAL VILLAGE WILL SHOWCASE INDIGENOUS CULTURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Celebrates workshops, traditional sport demonstrations, storytelling, interactive performances, and award-winning entertainment. Toronto, Ontario – May 21, 2018 The 2018 Masters Indigenous Games (MIG 2018) will be hosting a Cultural Village for athletes and visitors to explore and learn about different Indigenous Cultures […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 201865 Views

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Sports scholars from across the globe make way to Winnipeg

Pre-conference workshop has focus on Indigenous resurgence and decolonization through sport history MAY 18, 2018 — A major sport history conference hosted by the U of M’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management is touching down in Winnipeg. The 46th annual convention of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) is happening May 25-28 at the Fort Garry […]

by pmnationtalk on May 18, 201856 Views

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With ‘Chief Wannawin’ mascot retired, Chilliwack Chiefs turn to a First Nation artist – Global News

The Chilliwack Chiefs will take to the ice at the RBC Cup wearing a unique jersey emblazoned with a logo designed by a First Nation artist on Thursday night. The jerseys are a way to highlight the partnership between the BCHL team and First Nations to bring the RBC Cup, Canada’s national Junior A hockey […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201836 Views

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Talks break down between Canadian Lacrosse Association and national teams – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 16, 2018 By John Chidley-Hill THE CANADIAN PRESS The Canadian Lacrosse Association broke off communication with the National Lacrosse Team Players’ Association on Monday, deepening a standoff that threatens the country’s participation in the upcoming men’s field lacrosse world championship. Canada’s lacrosse players refuse to play in international tournaments until the CLA […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201850 Views

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Young Sts’ailes man drafted to CFL – Agassiz Harrison Observer

May. 16, 2018 Jacob Firlotte sits down at his family’s dining room table with a smoothie that looks too healthy to taste good sitting in front of him. Photos of family and generations of children line the walls and cupboards. Behind him, patio doors reveal the rolling hills of Sts’ailes territory stretching into mid-morning sunshine. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201857 Views

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Cunningham & Schweizer of PG skate to golden performance at Aboriginal Nationals – My Prince George Now

May. 14th, 2018 Two Prince George players helped BC capture the gold medal in the Male Division at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Membertou, Nova Scotia. Forward Corey Cunningham notched three assists and defenceman Jayce Schweizer picked up two assists in the final as BC rallied for a 6-5 victory over Saskatchewan in overtime. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201879 Views

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Masters Indigenous Games 2018 to Host Pow Wow Embodying The Spirit From Around The World

MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES 2018 TO HOST POW WOW EMBODYING THE SPIRIT FROM AROUND THE WORLD The inaugural Games will close with a traditional Pow Wow featuring dance specials and a community feast. Toronto, Ontario – May 11, 2018 The Masters Indigenous Games 2018 (MIG 2018) Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the ‘Embody the Spirit […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201893 Views

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Close to 700 young First Nations athletes from across Quebec to celebrate student success and healthy lifestyle habits at Laval University’s sports complex

QUEBEC CITY, May 10, 2018 – The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is proud to kick off the 11th edition of its Inter-school Games taking place from May 10 to 13, 2018, at Laval University’s Pavillon de l’éducation physique et des sports (PEPS). Since its inception, in 2008, this friendly competition has grown in popularity. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201848 Views

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Aboriginal Hockey Championships held in Mi’kmaq community for first time – CTV News

May 10, 2018 Nova Scotia’s Membertou First Nation is welcoming athletes from across the country, marking the first time the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships have been held in a Mi’kmaq community. “It makes me proud. It’s great to see all the different cultures and all the different ethnicities coming together to play the sport we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201837 Views

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Fred Sasakamoose, first Indigenous NHL player, to join Order of Canada – CBC

Governor General of Canada to invest 30 members, including Sasakamoose, into the Order of Canada May 10, 2018 Fred Sasakamoose, Canada’s first Indigenous NHL hockey player and a tireless promoter of sports, will be invested as a member of the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada recognizes Canadian citizens who have made outstanding achievements, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201850 Views

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Eskasoni’s Cremo carrying the load in goal for Team Atlantic’s female team – Cape Breton Post

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — Goaltenders are considered the last line of defence on any hockey team, but the adage is especially true for Taylor Cremo this week. The 15-year-old from Eskasoni was one of three goaltenders on Team Atlantic’s female hockey team roster heading into the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Membertou, but the two […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201834 Views

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Team Sask. honours Colten Boushie, Humboldt Broncos at Hockey Championships – paNOW

The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships are underway in Nova Scotia and players from Team Saskatchewan are honouring their province for the duration of the tournament. Players are wearing a “CB” sticker on their helmets honouring the Boushie family, and are wrapping themselves in a Humboldt Broncos flag while they say prayers before each game. Ken […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201849 Views

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Video: Up Front episode focuses on the challenges Indigenous athletes face in sports – StarPhoenix

May 9, 2018 ‘I didn’t expect that a lot of the racism I was going to face was going to come from my own teammates.’ — Craig McCallum Up Front is a collaboration between the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Shaw TV. This episode — with StarPhoenix sports editor Kevin Mitchell, basketball player Michael Linklater, who will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201836 Views

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Dal set to support 2020 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax

May 4, 2018 On Thursday, K’jipuktuk — Halifax — was announced as the host city for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games. With more than 5,000 athletes expected taking part, it will be the largest multi-sporting event ever held in Nova Scotia. The winning bid from the Mi’kmaq Sport Council of Nova Scotia was supported […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201845 Views

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National Aboriginal Hockey Championships open in Membertou – Cape Breton Post

MEMBERTOU, N.S. — At just 15 years of age, Sonny Kabatay has already experienced the thrill of competitive hockey. The fast-skating Membertou resident has played at the top levels of both bantam and midget while being a regular selection for his age group’s Nova Scotia representative teams. And while the future is looking equally bright […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201852 Views

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Halifax wins bid to host North American Indigenous Games in 2020 – The Chronicle Herald

May 4, 2018 The North American Indigenous Games are coming to Halifax in 2020. The Nova Scotia capital won the bid to host the triennial event, beating out Ottawa and Victoria. The decision was announced on Thursday in Montreal. The Indigenous Games will be the largest multi-sport event to be held in the province. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201859 Views

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Lots Of Parkland Flavour At Nationals – 730 CKDM

The 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships get underway this weekend, and the Parkland will be well represented on the Manitoba men’s team. Kurtis Luke who played his midget hockey with the Parkland Rangers will suit up for the team. On the bench, Daniel Chartrand and Tarran Lacquette will serve as Assistant Coaches. The Manitoba men […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201857 Views

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Halifax Wins Bid to Host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games

May 03, 2018 Halifax (K’jipuktuk) has been chosen to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which will be the largest multi-sporting event to be held in Nova Scotia. This also marks the first time the games will be hosted in Atlantic Canada. Premier Stephen McNeil extended congratulations, on behalf of all Nova Scotians, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201856 Views

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Halifax beats Ottawa, Victoria to host 2020 North American Indigenous Games – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 3, 2018  Halifax has bested Victoria and Ottawa to win the 2020 North American Indigenous Games. The Nova Scotia government says the North American Indigenous Games Council chose Halifax in a vote Thursday in Montreal. The Mi’kmaq Sport Council of Nova Scotia was behind the effort to host the games, which will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201851 Views

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Ottawa 2020 NAIG Bid Aims to Grow The NAIG Movement Across Turtle Island

OTTAWA 2020 NAIG BID AIMS TO GROW THE NAIG MOVEMENT ACROSS TURTLE ISLAND Ottawa, ON – May 2, 2018 – Will #Team88, the North American Indigenous Games’ national platform for sport and Reconciliation be brought to the City of Ottawa? The decision comes this Thursday, May 3, when the city hosting the 2020 North American […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201884 Views

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Alberta Native Hockey provincials wrapped up in Edmonton

Credits: APTN News Published on Apr 10, 2018 The Alberta Native Hockey provincials wrapped up in Edmonton. For a quarter of a century, the tournament has featured the best of the best in women’s and men’s hockey.

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 2018169 Views

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Funding for community complex in Dieppe

April  28, 2018 DIEPPE (GNB) – The provincial and federal governments are investing a combined $16.8 million in construction of a new intergenerational community complex in Dieppe. “Your government’s multi-year economic growth plan has investments in infrastructure as a key component for creating jobs and stimulating the economy,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “This investment will […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201851 Views

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FNEC Inter-school Games 2018

Welcome to the FNEC Inter-school Games The FNEC is pleased to announce that the 11th edition of the Inter-school Games will be held for the 5th consecutive year at Laval University’s Pavillon de l’Éducation Physique et des Sports (PEPS) in Quebec from May 9 to 13, 2018. Participant’s Handbook This document contains what you need […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2018171 Views

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Jones: Willie Littlechild well deserving of Canadian Sports Hall of Fame honour – LFP

April 26, 2018 When Willie Littlechild gets off the plane from Toronto he plans to go directly to see Clare Drake. “I want to go visit him and thank him again for his influence on my life,” said the man named Grand Chief of the Confederacy of Treaty Six Nations in 2016, who was introduced […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201855 Views

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018

The Class of 2018: Jeff Adams – Six-time World Champion wheelchair racer, he captured thirteen Paralympic medals and is an advocate promoting equal treatment for people with disabilities Damon Allen – Four-time Grey Cup champion and considered one of the most distinguished quarterbacks in the Canadian Football League Mary Baker – The first Canadian to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201872 Views

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Allen, Keon, Despatie headline Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2018  By Gregory Strong THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Alexandre Despatie was five years old when he first started diving in his backyard pool. He loved it immediately and started dreaming big. Despatie’s skills grew exponentially and it wasn’t long before he made his mark on the sport. He was only […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201868 Views

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CFL legend Damon Allen, Leafs great Dave Keon named to Canada Sports Hall of Fame – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 26, 2018 TORONTO _ Damon Allen and Dave Keon are two of the headliners as Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame introduces its Class of 2018. Allen, a four-time Grey Cup champion, was one of the top quarterbacks in CFL history. Keon won the Stanley Cup four times with the Toronto Maple Leafs. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201856 Views

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Media Advisory – Sport excellence to be celebrated Friday with inductions to Toronto Sport Hall of Honour

April 26, 2018 Sport excellence to be celebrated Friday with inductions to Toronto Sport Hall of Honour Mayor John Tory will bring greetings on behalf of the City of Toronto as new inductees, including Olympians Penny Oleksiak, the late Tom Longboat and the Canadian Women’s 4×100-metre Swim Relay Team, will be honoured on Friday at the third annual Toronto […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 2018111 Views

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IRC: Canadian Tire First Shift Program Coming To Inuvik

April 25, 2018 The Canadian Tire First Shift​ program is coming to Inuvik – a first for the Northwest Territories! This program is designed to create a positive experience for new-to-hockey families – through an accessible, affordable, safe, and, most importantly, fun environment for our up-and-coming hockey stars. Learn more about The First Shift program Download […]

by pmnationtalk on April 26, 201853 Views

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NL Government: Community Groups Selected for Phase One of Multi-Year Funding

April 25, 2018 Twenty-two community groups representing a broad cross-section of society have been selected to participate in phase one of multi-year funding. The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, made the announcement today in St. John’s at an event at […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 201882 Views

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Minister Kirsty Duncan Announces Working Group on Gender Equity in Sport

GATINEAU, April 24, 2018 All Canadians should have the opportunity to get involved and excel in sport, regardless of gender, age and ability. They should be able to do so in an environment free of discrimination or harassment. In 2016, the Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201866 Views

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Register now for Masters Indigenous Games – Sioux Bulletin

The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) will host the Masters Indigenous Games from July 12-15 at Downsview Park in Toronto. The event provides Indigenous adults 20 years of age and over an opportunity to compete in contemporary sports such as basketball, soccer, golf, and hockey, as well as traditional sports such as […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201857 Views

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Night of Champions Award Winners – Manitoba Post

WINNIPEG – Saturday evening Sport Manitoba handed out the hardware during the annual Night of Champions presented by Manitoba Chicken Producers. This night celebrates sports excellence in Manitoba, and there was plenty to celebrate as athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers were recognized for their remarkable achievements in amateur sport in our province. Sport Manitoba Award […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201848 Views

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Call for applications: Team Nunavut 2019 Canada Winter Games Mission staff

April 20, 2018 Would you like to support Nunavut athletes at the largest youth sport event in Canada? Here’s your chance! The Sport and Recreation division of Community and Government Services department is accepting applications for mission staff to represent Team Nunavut at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta from February 15 […]

by pmnationtalk on April 23, 201860 Views

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NU Government: Sport Awards nominations

April 20, 2018 Do you know an outstanding athlete, coach or volunteer in your community? Nominations are now open for the 2017-2018 Sport Awards! The Sport Awards recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Nunavut athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers in the following categories: Male/Female Athlete of the Year. Team of the Year. Coach of the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201883 Views

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Kwanlin Dün’s baseball diamond to get makeover after Blue Jays charity donates thousands – CBC

‘We really want to see our kids playing baseball in our community,’ says the First Nation’s executive director Apr 18, 2018 Yukon’s Kwanlin Dün First Nation is getting ready to build its “field of dreams” after winning a substantial grant of money from the Toronto Blue Jays’ charity. “What it means is, we’re going to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201851 Views

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Province pledges $3.5 million to help support Indigenous Games bid – Times Colonist

April 16, 2018 With members of the North American Indigenous Games Council in attendance, the provincial government announced a commitment Monday of $3.5 million to support a local bid to host the Games in 2020. The money represents 35 per cent of the Games budget. The bid, led by the Songhees Nation, would bring the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201862 Views

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Calgary city council votes to continue work on possible 2026 Olympic bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 16, 2018  By Donna Spencer THE CANADIAN PRESS Calgary has pulled back from killing a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. City council was steering towards an off-ramp last week, but changed course and voted 9-6 in favour of continued work on a potential bid Monday. “I’m really happy that […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201855 Views

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Province supports bid for 2020 North American Indigenous Games

April 16, 2018 VICTORIA – The provincial government welcomed members of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council to Victoria with an announcement of $3.5 million in support for the 2020 Games bid by the Songhees First Nation. “I’m happy to support the Songhees Nation’s bid to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201898 Views

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SCEDC Golf Tournament

Southern Chiefs Economic Development Corp. (SCEDC) is hosting their first Golf Tournament this summer. The goal of the Golf Tournament is to support the Southern Chiefs’ Organization’s (SCO) Youth Council. In the past year, SCO has successfully established the Youth Council, which members include two representatives from each Tribal Council region. In addition, SCO held […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201847 Views

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