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Aboriginal Walk/Run event wuqanq̓ankimik a huge success – The Nelson Daily

June 26 2019 The date, June 21st is recognized across Canada as National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. For Kootenay Lake School District students, the entire year has been filled with a multitude of opportunities for students to […]

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SIRC: Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities

June 24, 2019 Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council – The Government of Canada announcedinvestments to expand the use of sport and physical activity programming as a means to improve social development in Indigenous communities. The new Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities program component will be delivered via two streams. Stream Two of the […]

by pnationtalk on June 25, 201958 Views

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The Government of Canada Reinforces its Commitment to Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Sport Environment

From: Canadian Heritage TORONTO, June 25, 2019 All Canadians should have the opportunity to participate and excel in sport, regardless of age, ability, background, gender or sexual orientation, and they should be able to do so in an environment free from harassment, abuse, discrimination and maltreatment. Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201969 Views

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2019 Tom Longboat Awards

Program Overview The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes for their outstanding contributions to sport in Canada. With a few exceptions, the Awards have been given out every year since its inauguration. It remains the longest standing and one of the most prestigious awards for the Aboriginal athletes in the […]

by pnationtalk on June 25, 201946 Views

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Aboriginal to Indigenous: Why the Change?

June 24, 2019 Sport for Life Society – Victoria, B.C. – At Sport for Life we believe it is important that we all learn about the history of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, and take lessons from our past into account when making decisions in the present day. This is best done by taking […]

by pnationtalk on June 25, 201937 Views

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Cree singer getting ready to deliver O Canada at Blue Jays game – APTN News

June 24, 2019 Cree singer Kiya Bruno is getting ready to sing O Canada at an upcoming Blue Jays game in Toronto. The event will take place Saturday at the Roger’s Centre when the Jays take on the Kansas City Royals. Bruno, 13, is no stranger to performing but Saturday will be the biggest performance […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201934 Views

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Sports: Elliot Lake Mixed Slo-Pitch weekend wrapup for June 24th – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Jun. 24th, 2019 Napa Power Sports 14 lost to Brown & Fabris 16 Brown & Fabris 17 defeated Young Bucks 6 Got Gas? 7 lost to GinFes Refrigeration & A/C 23 Elliot Lake Dental Centre 4 lost to Lakeland 11 Smokin Bases 0 lost to Serpent River First Nation Trading Post 7 Blanchette Electrical Inc. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201942 Views

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Inuvik’s Kyra McDonald hits the ice for APTN reality show – CBC

McDonald is one of the best hockey players in the North, now Canada can watch her play Jun 23, 2019 Most hockey fans in the North already know Kyra McDonald is one of the best in the Northwest Territories. She led the way for Team North at this year’s National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, scoring the […]

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Team Ontario looking to fill Coaching Positions for NAIG 2020

June 13, 2019 Click Link to view more information: Team Ontario Coaches Callout! NT5

by pnationtalk on June 14, 201935 Views

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Nolan, Thorburn celebrate Blues Stanley Cup win – Soo Today

Jordan Nolan is in his first season with the Blues while Chris Thorburn joined the team prior to the 2017-18 season Sault Ste. Marie’s Chris Thorburn and Garden River’s Jordan Nolan have reason to celebrate today. As the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 on Wednesday night in game seven of the Stanley […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201914 Views

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Cree Nation Bears Hockey benched for 2019-2020 as funding cut – CBC

Jun 13, 2019 Organization loses 75 per cent of its operating budget for next season The organizers of the Cree Nation Bears hockey program in the James Bay region of Quebec say they must suspend the full program for the 2019-2020 season after losing a significant part of their operating budget. The president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201919 Views

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Angus Reid Institute: Honour or Insult? Canadians divided over movement to change Indigenous sports team names

June 12, 2019 – Honouring cultural traditions or disrespect through caricature? This is the fundamental debate over use of Indigenous names and imagery in sports in recent years. For decades North American sports teams have utilized Indigenous and other ethnocultural imagery and nomenclature. In some cases, this has been rather overt – the Washington Redskins, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201928 Views

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Gary Lai: Increasing Aboriginal employment in B.C. starts with education and career support – The Province

OPINION: The government should work with schools, the private sector and wealthy investors to encourage entrepreneurship within Indigenous communities Economic reconciliation and integration is an important objective for government-Indigenous relations in Canada. A good place to start is the chronically low Indigenous employment rate. After all, the more native people work, the more contributions they […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201949 Views

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Logo for NAIG 2020 unveiled – Two Row Times

June 12, 2019 HALIFAX — The North American Indigenous Games are set to hit the East Coast next July, and Wednesday, June 5 was the unveiling of the official logo choice. This is the first time that the games will be played on traditional Mi’kmaw territory, whose petroglyphs were the source of the logos inspiration. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201928 Views

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Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia to hold golf ID camp – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia is looking for male and female athletes eligible for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games golf team. Three identification camps will be held: June 14 at Oakfield Golf Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; June 15 at KenWo Golf Club, 1:30-3 p.m. and June 29 at Bell Bay Golf Club, 1:30-3 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 201923 Views

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John DeMont: Indigenous Games to bring thousands of athletes to Nova Scotia in 2020 – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Old athletes, in their minds, never age. So Morley Googoo must be forgiven if, while sitting in a Halifax City Hall chamber on Wednesday, his mind briefly wandered back to 1992, when he was throwing smoke for the third-place Nova Scotia fast-pitch squad at the North American Indigenous Games in Prince Albert, Sask. Or, as […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201955 Views

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National Bank donates $300,000 to Right To Play in support of Indigenous youth

6 June 2019 At the annual Right To Play Youth Leadership Symposium in Haliburton, Ontario, National Bank of Canada announced a $300,000 donation to the Promoting Life Skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program. This initiative consists of a training program for locally-hired youth workers in the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201958 Views

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Relationships between Indigenous, non-Indigenous players improving, more to be done – CBC

A weekend cultural exchange was born out of past animosities Jun 06, 2019 This article is the fourth and final story in a four-part series called Racism in Hockey, which is looking at allegations of discrimination in the sport. It follows CBC’s coverage last year of the First Nation Elites, an Indigenous hockey team that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201929 Views

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Stoney volleyball team fundraising to go to Indigenous Games – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Jun 6, 2019 STONEY NAKODA – An Indigenous volleyball team is taking important steps for athletics on the reserve and girls participating in sport, as it attempts to raise enough funds to compete at the Alberta Indigenous Games this summer. The Stoney Nakoda Girls Volleyball Team runs drills on the single net at the Bearspaw […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201935 Views

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Yellowknife to host Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2020 – NNSL.com

June 3, 2019 City councillors supported the community’s bid host the national celebration of hockey at the beginning of April. On Saturday, Sportsnet announced the city’s bid was successful, much to the delight of Mayor Rebecca Alty. “Hockey is in our DNA,” she stated in a news release. “Together with our partners, the Yellowknives Dene […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201920 Views

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Indigenous players subjected to racist taunts, discriminatory calls, say parents – CBC

Jun 03, 2019 Parents say Hockey Québec needs to do more; organization says it’s committed to creating safe space After years of playing — and loving — competitive hockey, Roy Neacappo’s sons Derek and George gave up and, one after the other, switched to football. It was striking, the difference in how welcomed and supported […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201928 Views

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The Government of Canada Invests to Expand Sport and Physical Activity Programming in Indigenous Communities

From: Canadian Heritage TORONTO, May 31, 2019 The Government of Canada is committed to building stronger and healthier Indigenous communities in Canada. The transformative power of sport plays an important role in achieving this goal. It builds self-esteem and leadership skills. It allows our children and youth to grow and thrive—physically, emotionally and socially. Today, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201942 Views

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#Team88 in Action: ISWO Launches ‘Sport Development Tour’ as a Pathway to NAIG and Beyond

An initiative aimed at building capacity, developing skills and providing opportunities for Indigenous athletes across Ontario, at every level of play, from grassroots to high performance. Mississauga, Ontario – May 31, 2019 – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced Friday the launch of its 2019 Sport Development Tour: On the Road to NAIG, during […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201942 Views

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Hockey great turned motivational speaker to receive honorary degree at Spring Convocation

May 30, 2019 Reggie Leach played 13 years in the National Hockey League, won a Stanley Cup and is one of the most prolific goal scorers in Philadelphia Flyers history. But if you ask him what his greatest accomplishment in life is, he’ll tell you it’s the work he’s done encouraging Indigenous youth to make […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201945 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Duncan to Announce Investments to Expand Sport and Physical Activity Programming in Indigenous Communities

TORONTO – The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will announce funding to expand  sport and physical activity programming in Indigenous communities on Friday. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. The details are as follows: DATE: Friday, May 31, 2019 TIME: 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Native Child and Family […]

by pnationtalk on May 30, 201955 Views

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Home game: Re-thinking Canada through Indigenous hockey – U of T News

“Damn, we got it. We won one in their barn!” To Cree hockey player Eugene Arcand, these words made little sense. You see, in the 11 years he had skated for two Saskatchewan Indian residential schools – as sweater number 14, residential school number 781 – no settler teams had ever visited the dilapitated outdoor […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201940 Views

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Saskatchewan hockey camp breaking barriers in sport – Globalnews.ca

May 23, 2019 A new hockey development camp in Saskatchewan is breaking major barriers in sport by providing opportunities for people in remote communities. Tyadg McGauley is the founder of OM Hockey Systems, an obstacle-based skills and training program for aspiring hockey players across the province. “The cultural fabric of the country is hockey,” McGauley […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201965 Views

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CBU Athletics and Membertou sign three-year partnership renewal for Membertou Open – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Cape Breton University Athletics has signed a three-year renewal with Membertou First Nation as the title sponsor for the Membertou Open. The Membertou Development Corporation, with support of the Hampton Inn Membertou, recently renewed the partnership for the event, which will take place Sept. 13 at The Lakes Golf Club. The annual […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201960 Views

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M’Chigeeng woman becomes third vice-president of Northern Ontario Hockey Association – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

May. 21st, 2019 Gayle Payette of M’Chigeeng First Nation has been named as the Native Hockey League Association’s third vice-president. The 48-year-old has been involved in various capacities with minor hockey associations the past couple of decades. And Kevin Eshkawkogan of Little Current, also on Manitoulin Island, is the association’s new District 7 council director. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 201952 Views

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RMWB Council announces co-chairs for the 2022 Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 14, 2019) The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) Council is pleased to announce the appointment of former RMWB Mayor Melissa Blake and Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, CEO, The Bouchier Group as co-chairs of the Host Society for the 2022 Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games. “Council is very pleased that Ms. Blake […]

by pnationtalk on May 17, 201957 Views

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Commissioner’s Award for Voluntary Public Service given to George Skookum during National Aboriginal Hockey Tournament

May 15, 2019 The Honourable Angélique Bernard, Commissioner of Yukon presented George Skookum with the Commissioner’s Award for his volunteer service during the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse on May 8, 2019, at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre during the Coaches’ Reception. George was nominated by Marilyn Lawrence and Andrew Glada for his decades-long […]

by pnationtalk on May 16, 201991 Views

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OHRC: Harmful impact of Indigenous-themed sports logos in city facilities

May 13, 2019 Dear Mayor, We are writing to urge all municipalities in Ontario to engage Indigenous communities about the use of Indigenous-themed logos and team names in their sports arenas. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) recently intervened in an Application before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) which alleged that the use […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201992 Views

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Team Manitoba brings home gold from Indigenous hockey tournament – CBC

Athletes play for gold after Alberta team was booted from championship May 13, 2019 A team of young Indigenous male hockey players from Manitoba has brought home gold from a national tournament — just hours after they already won the bronze. Team Manitoba returned to applause and hugs at the Winnipeg airport Monday evening from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201962 Views

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BC Government: Creating opportunities for kids to thrive through power of sport

May 10, 2019 SURREY – More children and youth will be able to get in the game and gain the benefits of sport and active living, thanks to the Province’s historic investment in Sport BC. “Every child, regardless of their background, deserves a chance to get off the sidelines and lead a healthy and active life,” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 201939 Views

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Official CWE fundraiser at Keeseekoose First Nation – Yorkton This Week

May 13, 2019 Canadian Wrestling’s Elite continues to pop up literally all over the map in Canada with a debut event in yet another new market NEXT Saturday, May 18th when CWE in association with Renegade Wrestling invades Keeseekoose First Nation, SK! CWE has a strong fan base throughout the province of Saskatchewan so regardless […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 2019104 Views

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Cami Carpenter enjoying National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – The Sudbury Star

Chloe Skead and Mariah White of St. Thomas Aquinas High School are also representing Team Ontario at the tournament May 10, 2019 There’s something in the water up in Yukon – literally. Cami Carpenter, a student at Beaver Brae Secondary School is representing Team Ontario and Wabeseemong First Nation at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201946 Views

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Puck drops at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Whitehorse – CBC

‘Anybody who comes for the first time is shocked at the quality of the hockey,’ says organizer May 07, 2019 Hundreds of young Indigenous hockey players from across Canada are in Whitehorse this week, for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. It’s the first time the annual tournament has come north of 60. “It’s exciting,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201951 Views

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World Junior A Challenge officially announced, Fort St. John to host exhibition game – Alaska Highway News

May 6, 2019 Hockey Canada, along with representatives from Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and participating communities, officially announced the World Junior A Challenge this morning in Dawson Creek. The best Junior A players in the world will battle each other at the Encana Events Centre, December 7 to 15. “The City of Dawson Creek […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 201976 Views

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Oskana Cup this weekend – MBC Network Radio Online

May 3, 2019 Regina is the site of the Oskana Cup Aboriginal Youth Hockey Championships this weekend. The action starts today and finishes on Sunday at the Co-operators Centre. Despite most of the divisions featuring young hockey players, there’s also a masters division and recreation division for the adults. It’s been a busy time for […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201975 Views

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Four Indigenous Coast hockey players make Team BC – Coast Reporter

May 2, 2019 Four Sunshine Coast players have been selected to represent Team BC at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in Whitehorse from May 7 to 12. The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I-SPARC) and its provincial hockey committee made the announcement April 25. Four Sunshine Coast players have been selected to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201941 Views

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Lifetime of memories made at 5th Annual Ontario Native Basketball Invitational – Anishinabek News

May 2, 2019 THUNDER BAY—The Niagara Regional Native Centre boys and Treaty #3 girls teams took home the gold medals at the 5th Annual Ontario Native Basketball Invitational (ONBI), held April 18-21 in Thunder Bay. “It was just a blast coming out here — I had lots of fun working with my teammates,” says Avery […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201978 Views

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Baseball Nova Scotia to host ID camp for Indigenous baseball players in Cape Breton – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — Baseball Nova Scotia will hold a baseball identification camp for all Indigenous baseball players – male and female – in Cape Breton. The camp will take place on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Cape Breton Health Recreation Complex dome in Sydney. Members of the province’s coaching staff for the 2020 North […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201950 Views

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Yukon Lottery Commission Supports 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

The Yukon First Nations Hockey Association is receiving $63,010 from the Yukon Lottery Commission to host the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. The hockey tournament takes place in Whitehorse from May 6 to 12, 2019, and will bring together over 600 elite bantam and midget-aged male and female First Nations, Inuit and Métis athletes from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201962 Views

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Yukon athletes honoured at third annual Celebration of Sport Excellence

One hundred and twenty-one Yukon athletes were awarded medals yesterday at the third annual Government of Yukon Celebration of Sport Excellence. The athletes were recognized by the Yukon government, Sport Yukon, the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle and Special Olympics Yukon for their dedication to sport after successfully competing at major Yukon, regional, national and international […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201959 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: Six-time World Champion to Headline Local Sports Summit

April 23, 2019 Community sport leaders including board members, coaches, staff and volunteers are invited to participate in a full day of workshops and discussions at the second Thunder Bay Sports Summit. This annual sport networking and professional development event will take place on Saturday, May 4, at the Italian Cultural Centre. Jeff Adams will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201989 Views

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Nunavut community to receive a “field of dreams” this summer – Nunatsiaq News

23 April, 2019 Toronto Blue Jays’ foundation will install a new baseball diamond in Pond Inlet One Nunavut community is getting the field of its dreams installed this summer, thanks to a donation from the Toronto Blue Jays. Pond Inlet is one of 15 municipalities across the country that will have a new baseball diamond […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2019119 Views

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Six-time world champion to headline local sports summit – Tbnewswatch.com

Six-time world champion Jeff Adams will headline this year’s Thunder Bay Sports Summit on Saturday, May 4. THUNDER BAY – Community sport leaders including board members, coaches, staff and volunteers are invited to participate in a full day of workshops and discussions at the second Thunder Bay Sports Summit. This annual sport networking and professional […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201947 Views

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Local Girls to Represent Team Manitoba – 880 CKLQ

Hartney, MB (CKLQ) – Two local girls will represent Manitoba at the 2019 National Female Aboriginal Hockey Championships next month. Rachel O’Toole of the Westman Wildcats and Joie Simon of the Yellowhead Chiefs will wear the Bison in Whitehorse, Yukon. The tournament runs from May 6th to 13th. Read More: http://www.qcountryfm.ca/news-weather/news-sports-details/newsarticle/local-girls-to-represent-team-manitoba/

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201952 Views

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Teen NS boxers to fight for National Championship – CTV News

April 21, 2019 Five young N.S. boxers are heading to Victoria, B.C. next weekend to fight for a National Championship. “I’m just excited to see everyone doing it,” says 19-year-old Holly McDonald who fights in the 57 kilogram weight class. “Put on the sweatsuit, sit in the sauna for a little bit.” McDonald and four […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2019111 Views

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Exploring hockey’s roots in Indigenous communities – CBC Radio

Apr 21, 2019 This week on Unreserved, we explore what hockey means to Indigenous people, and how that connection is about more than just sports. In March, Enoch Cree Nation was the first First Nation to host Rogers Hometown Hockey. As the CBC’s Kyle Muzyka found out, the weekend was a celebration of Indigenous people […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201963 Views

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