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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mi’kmaq Sport Council of Nova Scotia Bidding for 2020 North American Indigenous Games

April 12, 2018 Government is supporting the Mi’kmaq Sport Council of Nova Scotia in its bid to bring the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) to Halifax. The site visit took place this week and if successful, will be the largest multi-sport event to ever be held in Nova Scotia. “Hosting these games will provide […]

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Ottawa Launches Official Bid To Host 2020 North American Indigenous Games

OTTAWA LAUNCHES OFFICIAL BID TO HOST 2020 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES Community to show its support as Evaluation Committee tours Ottawa this week Ottawa, ON – April 11, 2018 – With three Canadian communities vying to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), the Ottawa 2020 NAIG Official Bid – a collaboration between the […]

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Timberwolves hand out year-end awards at athletic banquet – KelownaNow

The University of Northern British Columbia’s Athletic department celebrated the most successful season in school history on Sunday evening. The year-end award banquet had over 80 student-athletes in attendance. Victoria’s Joel Watson earned Male Rookie of the Year for his freshman campaign with the men’s soccer team. The rookie took part in 10 games, starting […]

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Masters Indigenous Games Opening Gala to Be Hosted At the Royal Ontario Museum

MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES OPENING GALA TO BE HOSTED AT THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM Opening Gala set to shine a spotlight on Indigenous Ontario, while celebrating Indigenous sport and culture from around the world. Toronto, Ontario – April 6, 2018 The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) is excited to announce that the Opening […]

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Federal budget undermines Indigenous self determination in sport programs – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 4, 2018 By Audrey R. Giles, Full Professor in Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa and Nicolien van Luijk, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Ottawa THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available […]

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Team Nunavik–Québec Breaks Two World Records at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games

Kuujjuaq, Québec, March 29, 2018 – The South Slave communities of Hay River and Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, jointly hosted the Arctic Winter Games from March 18 to 24. A total of 52 athletes and three cultural performers represented Nunavik at the Games. They were supported by 10 coaches, eight mission staff and one chaperone. In addition to the […]

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Minister Philpott congratulates the Huron-Wendat Nation Council on opening its new sports complex in Wendake

From: Indigenous Services Canada WENDAKE, Quebec – April 3, 2018  – Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, issued the following statement: “I would like to congratulate the Huron-Wendat Nation Council on inaugurating the Wendake sports complex on March 30. The Government of Canada is proud to have invested more than $4.6 million […]

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‘It brings us together’: Tony Cote Winter Games welcome athletes from all over province – MBC Network Radio Online

Apr 3, 2018 It’s a full house in Saskatoon this week for the Tony Cote First Nations Winter Games. Drum songs and a smoke machine were part of Monday night’s opening ceremonies at the Circle Drive Alliance Church, with thousands of young Indigenous athletes crowding into the centre. They bore flags, banners, clappers, and used […]

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Local Indigenous hockey players heading to national tournament – meadowlakeNOW

Young Indigenous athletes from across the country will be heading to Membertou, Nova Scotia next month to participate in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) including a few from the Meadow Lake area. Martina Desjarlais, Destiny Fiddler, and Kylie Lariviere will be on the female team. Roddy Ross will be the goalie for the male […]

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Hanging out by the beach: Commonwealth Games set to begin – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 3, 2018 By Dennis Passa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLD COAST, Australia _ Sun. Surf. Security. The first two have come relatively easy for organizers of the Commonwealth Games which begin Wednesday on the glitzy Gold Coast tourist strip. The security will come from 3,500 police and 2,000 members of the Australian Defence […]

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Canadians kick up their heels at Commonwealth Games welcoming ceremony – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 2, 2018  By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS GOLD COAST, Australia _ A beach party broke out Monday as the Maple Leaf was raised at the athletes villages at the Commonwealth Games. The welcoming ceremony for the Canadian team started with the four-man Mununjali aboriginal dance troupe, whose performance told the history […]

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Government of Canada, Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary Announce Support for the Creation of a Bid Corporation for Potential Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid

From: Canadian Heritage CALGARY, March 29, 2018 The Olympic and Paralympic Games inspire Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Our athletes reach for the podium, set records and personal bests, and create moments that last with us forever. Thirty years after Calgary hosted the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, those moments remain. Most recently, with […]

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NAFN Tournament Begins Today – 89.5 The Lake FM

March 29, 2018 One of the biggest sporting events of the year begins today. The North American First Nation Tournament of Champions is taking place in the city. Teams come from all across Northwestern Ontario and Manitoba come to compete. Games will be played at both the Kenora and Keewatin arenas. Over 30 teams are […]

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National Aboriginal Curling Championships return to Saskatoon – MBC Network Radio Online

Mar 28, 2018 The 2018 National Aboriginal Curling Championships kick off on Friday in Saskatoon. Officials are expecting around 40 teams to take part in the action at the Granite Curling Club. There’s a men’s and a women’s division, with over $20,000 in total prize money on the line. Organizer Duane Favel says curler Howard […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201826 Views

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VIU basketball player Kaitlyn Lafontaine recognized with Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sports Award – NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — Basketball player, coach, student, and proud member of her Metis first nations community – that only partially describes VIU student Kaitlyn Lafontaine. The 21-year-old was one of twelve recipients of a 2017 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport earlier this month. She’s been a member of the VIU Mariners basketball team […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201858 Views

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First Nation hockey team competes in first-ever all-girls tournament in Ottawa – APTN News

March 27, 2018 What started as a pipe dream became a reality for an all-girls hockey team from Fort Hope First Nation. The Rez Girls travelled to Ottawa to compete in their first-ever all-girls pee wee tournament on Friday. “I think they did amazing,” said Rebecca Jerome, the team’s coach and a teacher in the […]

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283 athletes set to compete for Canada at 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games!

Team Targets Over 100 Medals On Way To Top 3 Finish GOLD COAST, Australia, March 27, 2018 – Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is proud to announce the 283 athletes who will be representing Team Canada at the XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The team, comprised of 52% women and 48% men, will participate […]

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Ochapawace’s Ethan Bear scores first NHL goal with Oilers – 980 CJME

March 26, 2018 Despite an overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear has something to celebrate after scoring his first NHL goal. Bear, of the Ochapawace First Nation in southeast Saskatchewan, was called up by the Oilers at the end of February. It took 13 games, but he scored his first […]

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NL Government: Ministerial Statement – Recognizing the Success of the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador March 26, 2018 Mr. Speaker, after a week of exciting competition, the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games concluded on March 18 in Deer Lake. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to attend […]

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Closing of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games

SOUTH SLAVE, Northwest Territories, March 24, 2018 Over the past seven days, 1,300 Northern athletes from Canada and 600 international competitors, artists and performers have come together in the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, to showcase their talents at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. These Games are the largest and most important multisport […]

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Rez Girls’ hockey team pursues reconciliation while chasing victory – CBC

The hockey team named after their Fort Hope, Ont., reserve raised more than $100,000 to join tournament Mar 23, 2018 The journey to the capital for the Rez Girls hockey team from Ontario’s Eabametoong First Nation started as a “pipe dream” but became a reality after the team was able to raise more than $120,000. […]

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Stay up to date with CBC North’s Arctic Winter Games live blog – CBC

Playoff rounds start in many team competitions today, popular one foot high kick contested Mar 22, 2018 Day four of competition at the Arctic Winter Games brings the start of playoff rounds for many team competitions, as well as the popular one foot high kick. Follow along in our live blog. To stay in the […]

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First Nations’ athletes shine – Castanet.net

Several Okanagan athletes with First Nation’s heritage have been recognized by the province for their excellence in sports. The Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were handed out to 12 athletes from around the province, four of which have ties to the Okanagan. Kaitlyn Lafontaine, 22, Kelowna, Métis Nation BC William Brewer, 16, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201848 Views

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MNO citizen wins gold at Junior Canadian Wrestling Championship – MNO

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Rebekah Trudel is a National Junior Champion in wrestling after winning the gold medal match earlier this month. “It’s a huge honour being a National Junior Champ, especially when achieving it before I turned 20 years old,” said Trudel to Saultsports.com. Trudel is from Sault Ste. Marie and attends […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201841 Views

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Pride Warmed Canadian Hearts This Winter

GATINEAU, March 21, 2018 This winter, Canadians athletes have been front and centre making us proud on the world stage and at home. Sport events were held across the country, and touched the lives of Canadians of all ages and backgrounds. The Government of Canada invested $1,775,000 in these events, including the 2018 FIS Freestyle […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201853 Views

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Lil’ NHL winners for 2018 – Two Row Times

MISSISSAUGA – Six Nations Minor Hockey showed well at the lil’ NHL, all-indigenous hockey tournament in Mississauga over the March Break. More than 200 teams representing reserves from throughout Ontario competed in what has become the premier all-indigenous minor hockey tournament in Canada. This year’s tournament attracted a record number of teams, 209 in all, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201855 Views

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Opening of the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games

SOUTH SLAVE, Northwest Territories, March 18, 2018 Today and until March 24th, 1,300 Northern athletes from Canada and 600 international competitors will take part in the Arctic Winter Games. With funding of more than $1.1 million, the Government of Canada is proud to support the Games, as they enable youth to showcase their athletic abilities […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201853 Views

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Canada 150 Funding Improves Six Community Centres for Families, Youth and Elders in the Northwest Territories

Over $1.7 Million in CanNor funding provides essential renovations and upgrades March 16, 2018 – Dettah, NT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) Community centres and arenas are the hearts of small communities across Canada’s North. These buildings bring people together and provide space for educational and recreational opportunities as well as for mental, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 19, 201861 Views

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Congratulations to Little NHL 2018 Bursary Recipients

The LNHL Executive is very pleased to announce that out of 30 applications received, the following individuals have been awarded bursaries: 1) Former Chief and Founding Father, Jim McGregor Bursary: Thomas Farrell, Nipissing First Nation 2) In Memory of the late James D. Debassige, LNHL Founding Father: Olivia Linklater, Chippewas of Nawash 3) In Memory […]

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Team Yukon heads to Northwest Territories for 2018 Arctic Winter Games

Approximately 265 athletes and six cultural participants, as well as coaches, mission staff and officials, are en route to the South Slave region of Northwest Territories for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Athletes will compete in a range of events, including Arctic sports, Dene games, cross country skiing and hockey. The culture contingent is composed […]

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Dene Games’ Host Venue Ready to Kickoff Events Thanks to Federal Investments

CanNor provides over $177,000 in funding to help prepare Kátł’odeeche First Nation, Hay River, Northwest Territories to host games March 16, 2018 – Hay River, NWT – Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) The 25th Arctic Winter Games are about to begin – showing the world what Northern and Indigenous athletes have to offer. Thanks […]

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Alberta says no to supporting Edmonton bid to host 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2018 EDMONTON _ The Alberta government says it will not provide financial support for Edmonton’s bid to be one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. Canada Soccer had announced that Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto are the three Canadian cities on the potential list of host cities […]

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Tech4Good hockey tournament proceeds to aid Indigenous communities – InsideHalton.com

Oakville event features 350 players at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex A 350-player hockey tournament on Saturday, April 7 at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex will help fund needed education services for the Indigenous communities in Canada’s remote north. The inaugural Tech4Good tournament will help fund the Connected North program, which leverages interactive, high definition video to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2018102 Views

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Vancouver appears to be out as World Cup city after B.C. raises cost concerns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 14, 2018 VICTORIA _ It appears that Vancouver, which hosted the Women’s World Cup final in 2015, will not be part of the North American 2026 World Cup bid. The British Columbia government couldn’t come to an agreement with the so-called unified bid committee, representing Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, to host […]

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Official Opening of 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games Celebrated in Deer Lake

March 12, 2018 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador officially opened the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games in Deer Lake on Saturday, March 10. Over 1,300 athletes between the ages of 11-18, along with their coaches and managers will compete in a variety of sports from March 10 to 18. The […]

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Indigenous youth hockey teams lace up at the Little NHL – CBC

This year’s tournament draws around 3,000 players from across the province Mar 12, 2018 The puck drops today for youth hockey players at the Little Native Hockey League (Little NHL) tournament in Mississauga, Ont. It promises to be a a busy week for players and their families. This year, the tournament expects more than 200 […]

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‘Coming together nicely’ – AWG 2018 starts this week in South Slave – Cabin Radio

Organizers say everything will be ready when the first officials and volunteers begin arriving in the South Slave for the Arctic Winter Games on Wednesday. Final preparations are being rushed to completion in Hay River and Fort Smith, with thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators due to arrive in the two towns later […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201862 Views

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I went with my heart’: Zach Whitecloud talks about decision to sign with NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights – CBC

Brandon-born Dakota hockey player hopes to inspire other young hockey players Mar 12, 2018 Less than a week after signing a deal to play with the NHL’s Las Vegas Golden Knights, Brandon-born Zach Whitecloud is still waiting for his first chance to see the lights of Vegas. The 21-year-old defenceman joined his new team in […]

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47th Annual Little NHL tournament kicks off with inspirational opening ceremony – Anishinabeknews.ca

MISSISSAUGA – Following an inspirational opening ceremony, it’s time to hit the ice for this year’s Little Native Hockey League tournament. The opening ceremonies for the 47th annual tournament, best known as the Little NHL, were staged on Sunday afternoon at Mississauga’s Hershey Centre. Games for the event, which will feature a record 209 youth […]

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Canada Congratulates Little Native Hockey League on its 47th Annual Tournament

March 11, 2018 – Mississauga, ON – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada understands the important role that cultural and recreational activities play in improving the social fabric of First Nations communities. Today, Don Rusnak, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, is pleased to attend the opening ceremonies of the Little Native […]

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 201887 Views

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City pledges $450000 if Songhees Nation wins 2020 Indigenous Games bid – Times Colonist

March 9, 2018 If the Songhees Nation wins its bid to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games, Victoria will contribute $450,000 toward its expenses. City councillors agreed Thursday to provide $225,000 in funding from each of its 2018 and 2019 budget years with the money coming from surplus funds, subject to receipt of a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201867 Views

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Brigette Lacquette, Canada’s 1st First Nation woman on Canada’s Olympic hockey team, on mission to inspire – CBC

Lacquette is traveling across Canada speaking with First Nation kids about following their dreams Mar 08, 2018 A member of Canada’s silver medal-winning women’s hockey team is now on an Olympic-sized mission. Brigette Lacquette — the first Indigenous woman to play for Team Canada — is taking her story to First Nations kids across the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201868 Views

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Treaty 6 Grand Chief, award-winning athlete wants Olympic aspirations to give Indigenous youth hope – CBC

Some Grade 8 students told him they were just waiting to die Mar 08, 2018 A prominent Alberta Indigenous leader says one day he’d like to see an Indigenous team at the Olympic Games. “I think it’s very important to encourage our children and youth to set higher goals in terms of lifestyle choices, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201868 Views

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Team Nunavut unveils 2018 Arctic Winter Games uniform and pin set

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 8, 2018) – Team Nunavut participants unveiled their official uniform and commemorative pin set for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) to Premier Paul Quassa and Minister of Community and Government Services Lorne Kusugak at the Nunavut Legislative Assembly today. Athletes Anna Lambe, Tivi Ipeelie-Qiatsuk, Jr., and Samprass Okah presented the uniforms and […]

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