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2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – Call for Bids

The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) established the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in 2002 to serve as the premiere competition for young Aboriginal hockey players in Canada. It provides a forum for elite Bantam/Midget aged Aboriginal male and female youth and attracts participation from First Nations, Inuit and Metis across thirteen provinces and territories. This […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201820 Views

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Meet Brigette Lacquette, the 1st Indigenous woman on Canada’s Olympic hockey team – CBC

A member of the Cote First Nation, she once played for Yorkton at the Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games January 23, 2017 When the announcement of the women’s Olympic hockey team roster was made in December, ripples of excitement rolled through Canada’s Indigenous community. For the first time in Canada’s Olympic history, there is an […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201822 Views

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Call for proposals – Grants and Contributions – Government of NU

January 22, 2018 The Department of Community and Government Services – Sport and Recreation Division is currently accepting proposals that support the planning and delivery of sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives. Eligible applicants include Nunavut municipalities and non-profit organizations in good standing with legal registries. For more information on how to access the Grants […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201816 Views

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Ottawa Named Ontario Host Candidate for 2020 NAIG Bid

OTTAWA NAMED ONTARIO HOST CANDIDATE FOR 2020 NAIG BID The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario partners with the City of Ottawa, as it moves forward with a 2020 NAIG bid Mississauga, ON – January, 23 2017 – The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) announced Friday the City of Ottawa as […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201842 Views

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Sport program for FN youth, White Buffalo Youth Lodge among focuses for Saskatoon Tribal Council in 2018 – Starphoenix

Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand says he wants his term in office to be about building relationships and developing programs to improve quality of life for First Nations people. January 19, 2018 Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Mark Arcand says he wants his term in office to be about building relationships and developing programs to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201853 Views

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Northern Ontario First Nation ‘rekindling’ interest in dogsledding with help from N.B. musher – CBC

Fort Severn planning to work with sledder Justin Allen as he rides from Churchill, Man. to Saint John Jan 18, 2018 The chief of Fort Severn First Nation in northern Ontario says a chance email from a sled dog owner planning a trek from Manitoba to the east coast may help revive interest in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201821 Views

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First Nations hockey player preparing to represent Team Canada at Olympics – APTN News

January 18, 2018 From the small community of Mallard, Man., to representing her country and making history. That’s what Brigette Lacquette is about to accomplish when she suits up for the Canadian women’s hockey team next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Once she steps on the ice she’ll be the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 201823 Views

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Applications for Hosting BC sports event grants now open

January 18, 2018 VICTORIA – Communities and organizations interested in hosting sporting events in 2018 can now apply for funding through the Hosting BC grant program. Hosting BC grants provide funds up to $35,000 to communities for hosting sporting events, while fostering economic, social and community development throughout the province. “Hosting BC grants give everyone […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201814 Views

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Sports opinion – Thoughts on two hockey pioneers – Yorkton This Week

January 18, 2018 Two former hockey players from Saskatchewan have been in the news, one, Johnny Bower sadly on his passing, and the other Fred Sasakamoose who has been recognized for his contribution to the game. The news of both events had a personal element for me as I have interviewed both men in the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201831 Views

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2018 Olympics see historic first for Canadian women’s hockey – CJME

January 17, 2018 As the Canadian women’s hockey team gears up for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, one player has made history before even stepping onto the ice. Defenceman Brigette Lacquette is the first-ever First Nations woman to make the team, and she’s been basking in an outpouring of well-wishes from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 201822 Views

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YASC: Aboriginal Coaching Module

Join YASC Staff Rose Inglangasuk and ACM Master Facilitator Dorothy Paul for a day of the Aboriginal Coaching Module! This course is super interactive and informative! The ACM is a professional development training tool for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal coaches who coach Aboriginal athletes, as they become certified through the NCCP. The material in the ACM […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201826 Views

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Six Month Countdown to The Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games – ASWCO

Toronto, Ontario On the heels of a successful North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and in continuation with the theme of sport and physical activity for life, the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario is excited to announce the launch of the Masters Indigenous Games (MIG), scheduled to commence in a short six months. The […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201841 Views

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Six Month Countdown to the Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games

SIX MONTH COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURAL MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES A legacy of the Toronto 2017 NAIG, the Games fill critical gap for Indigenous adults. Toronto, Ontario – January 12, 2018 On the heels of a successful North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and in continuation with the theme of sport and physical activity for life, the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 201862 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Hockey Hall of Fame Honouring the Sagkeeng Oldtimers First Nations Hockey Team

Assembly of First Nations Welcomes Hockey Hall of Fame Honouring the Sagkeeng Oldtimers First Nations Hockey Team January 12, 2018  (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and AFN Manitoba Regional Chief Kevin Hart welcomed the recognition of the Sagkeeng Oldtimers hockey team by the Hockey Hall of Fame at […]

by pmnationtalk on January 12, 201872 Views

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Jan-10-2018: The Creators Game, a tribute to Indigenous youth and lacrosse from across Turtle Island – Aboriginal Sports Circle

This first issue of the Creators Game will look at the incredible individual journeys of three amazing lacrosse players, the story of crafting sticks for the creators game, upcoming Iroquois Lacrosse Program events and highlights and future plans for the Iroquois Lacrosse program 01  OUR COMPANY Programming and Products 02   MY JOURNEY Kiana Point 04   […]

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201853 Views

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Métis kayaker paddling to Olympic podium – CBC

January 07, 2018 As a preteen with ADHD and dyslexia, James Lavallee struggled in school. Nothing fit. Class was tough and he couldn’t seem to do well in any sports he tried. Then one day, the then 11-year-old tried kayaking and something clicked. “Life for me was really frustrating and when I started kayaking it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201841 Views

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Sports Year in Review – July to Dec. – 100 Mile House Free Press

Jan. 7, 2018 Here’s a recap of some of the best sports stories from the second half of 2017. July 6 The 68th annual Bridge Lake Stampede, one of the last amateur rodeos left, is held in memory of Bill Cunningham, a longtime competitor in the event. “His sons and grandsons competed in the rodeo […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201832 Views

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Indigenous NHL alumni lace up to raise money, inspire young hockey players (12 photos) – SooToday.com

NHL alumni host youth clinic, hockey game to raise funds for Indigenous youth hockey players The Rankin Arena in Batchewana First Nation was buzzing with excitement as hockey fans of all ages packed the bleachers to watch a team comprised of Indigenous National Hockey League alumni take to the ice against the Batchewana Attack All-Stars […]

by ahnationtalk on January 5, 201874 Views

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Register Now For the MASRC Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament!

The 2018 MASRC Indigenous Minor Hockey Tournament is coming up and it’s time to register your team(s)! To register, please email Meaghen at masrcoffice@sportmanitoba.ca with the following details: Team name Team roster (coaches included) Main contact Division (Squirts, Novice, Atom, Peewee, or Bantam) For detailed information regarding rules and regulations, please click here. NT5

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201842 Views

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BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce the dates and locations of several events within the 2017-18 series of BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps. Launched in 2011, the annual BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Camps were established to support Indigenous athlete and coach development in sports featured in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201838 Views

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2018 NAHC Team Manitoba Male & Female Rosters!

Here are this year’s 2018 NAHC Teams! View Table For more information on the tournament, please go to www.nahcmembertou.com Click here to see how last year’s champions! Join us in supporting these two teams as they prepare to defend their titles in May! NT5

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2018125 Views

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A Landmark 2017 for ASWCO and Indigenous Sport

From small beginnings, ASWCO has delivered historic results. Mississauga, ON – December 21, 2017 – As 2017 comes to a close, the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) reflects and gives thanks on a remarkable year of achievement, celebration and unity. From humble beginnings, with only two staff members and a yearly budget […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201833 Views

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I·SPARC: Winter 2018 – Call for Host Applications

I·SPARC invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in their community/organization.  The sport camps or courses are community-based programs and can range from 1-2 day events up to multi-week sessions. Each of our 6 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201825 Views

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Soccer star earns prestigious Premier’s Award – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Jan. 3, 2018 Mariah Thomas was hesitant to put her name in the hat for the 2017 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence In Sports, but it paid off once she went through with it. “I’m personally very reserved,” the 17-year-old Cowichan Tribes member explained. “And I don’t like to want anything.” In mid-November, Thomas […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201834 Views

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The Indigenous Games | Duncan McCue’s reporter’s notebook – CBC

Jan 01, 2018 CBC’s Duncan McCue looks back at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto and what it meant to the young athletes who competed. Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/the-indigenous-games-duncan-mccue-s-reporter-s-notebook-1.4469209

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201836 Views

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Hockey fan collecting rookie cards of every Indigenous NHL player – CTV

CTVNews.ca Staff Published Monday, January 1, 2018 9:49PM EST A hockey fan in Edmonton is trying to collect the rookie cards of every Indigenous member of the NHL in hopes of highlighting the players’ success. Naim Cardinal, who is Cree, has been collecting cards for close to 30 years and says he has about 10,000. […]

by aanationtalk on January 2, 201839 Views

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What’s needed to get more First Nations youth into elite-level sport? Check out Kevin Mitchell’s features on Indigenous athletes for more – StarPhoenix

December 21, 2017 Life, hockey and lessons learned On a winter morning in Saskatoon, Craig McCallum fidgets with hands that have gripped a thousand hockey sticks and fired a million pucks. He’s telling a story, and words roll easily. A culture is lost, then found. A game is loved, then hated, then loved. Pain, defeat, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2017135 Views

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Northern support: Gord Downie inspires Calgary Flames player to bring families down from arctic for game – APTN

December 19, 2017 A Metis defenceman from the Calgary Flames says he was inspired by Gord Downie, the late singer of the Tragically Hip and wanted families from the north to experience a professional hockey game. Travis Hamonic started the Northern Program and reached out to a family in Nunavut. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/12/19/northern-support-gord-downie-legacy-inspires-calgary-flames-player-to-bring-families-down-from-arctic-for-game/

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 2017111 Views

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Aboriginal Team Ontario held their tryouts of a lifetime on Parliament Hill – APTN

December 19, 2017 APTN News The chilling, wintery weather has arrived and while some of us would rather curl up with a warm blanket, others are taking to the cold. This weekend, a group of youth from across Ontario got a hockey tryout of a lifetime. news@aptn.ca Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2017/12/19/aboriginal-team-ontario-held-their-tryouts-of-a-lifetime-on-parliament-hill/

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 201738 Views

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Snuneymuxw soccer star honoured a century after his death – CHEK

December 18, 2017 WATCH: A forgotten soccer superstar whose talents crossed racial lines is getting overdue recognition in Nanaimo, more than a century after his death. Harry Manson’s story is one that remarkably even his family didn’t know until a historian recently dug up an incredible archive of achievements by the young First Nations man. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201743 Views

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Team Canada Ready for 2018 Nations Cup

December 11, 2017 CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced the selection of 21 players to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team travelling to Füssen, Germany, to compete at the 2018 Nations Cup Jan. 3-6, 2018. The Nations Cup – previously hosted under the names Air Canada Cup, MLP Cup, and Meco Cup – features Canada’s National […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201771 Views

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Aboriginal Team Ontario Hockey Tryouts on Parliament Hill!

Aboriginal Team Ontario Hockey Tryouts Canada150 Rink – Parliament Hill Dec. 16th “The Canada 150 outdoor rink will create a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we are honoured at the opportunity to showcase the game of hockey and other unique, amazing and family-friendly Canadian events over the course of the NHL100 weekend,” said Ottawa Senators owner Eugene […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201792 Views

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Curling – Team STC – Identification Camp – 2018 Tony Cote Winter Games

Curling *must be registered to a SK First nation Jr Mixed 2003/2004/2005 Sr Mixed 2000/2001/2002 The minimum age is 13 or born in 2005 January 7/2018 Granite Curling Club Saskatoon, SK Registration 11:30am Ice 12pm – 2pm facebook “STC Youth Sport Culture Recreation” for more information call Marc (306) 361-6969 View Banner NT5

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 2017121 Views

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Hockey – Team STC – Identification Camp – 2018 Tony Cote Winter Games

Hockey *must be registered to a SK First nation December 23/17 Beardys & Okemasis Cree Nation atom 2007/2008 pee wee 2005/2006 10am – 11:20am bantam 2003/2004 11:30am – 12:45pm female bantam 00/01/02/03/04 2:30pm – 3:30pm midget 2000/2001/2002 1pm – 2:15pm female atom 05/05/07/08 3:30pm – 4:30pm facebook “STC Youth Sport Culture Recreation” for more information […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201764 Views

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Northern Runners head to Barbados as part of the Healthy Horizons Marathon Team

Winnipeg, MB, December 1, 2017 – This Sunday, December 3rd, 29 runners from communities such as Salluit, QC; Kuujjuaq, QC; Wunnumin Lake, ON; Cat Lake, ON; Moosonee, ON; Waskaganish, QC; Iqaluit, NU; Garden Hill, MB; Attawapiskat, ON and Fort Good Hope, NT will challenge themselves with the Run Barbados Marathon, a 13.1 or a 26.2 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2017106 Views

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iSparc – Community Sport Development Performance Sport Programs Healthy Living Activities Grants & Recognition Event Calendar Fueling Youth Performance Athlete Training Program

Proudly sponsored by Island Savings; The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (ISPARC) is pleased to partner up with the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) to announce the Fueling Youth PerformanceAthlete Training Program for Indigenous Youth ages 13-17. ISPARC and PISE will be working together to identify 15 athletes who have demonstrated the drive, skill […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201748 Views

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Peguis Redmen Invites You to Rock the Roof off the Downs

Join the celebration and help raise funds for the Peguis Redman Fastball Club! NT5

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 2017145 Views

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The NLL Honors Native American History Month – National Lacrosse League

As Native American Heritage Month winds down, the National Lacrosse League would like to honor the Native American people for helping grow the game of lacrosse through the NLL and helping to make it into the incredible league that it is today. “The roots of lacrosse tie deep into the history of the Native American […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201777 Views

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The MNO Mattawa Métis Council contributes to Splashpad Project – MNO

On June 20, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Mattawa Métis Council (MMC) contributed $1000 towards the Mattawa Splash Pad project. The Splash Pad is a Canada 150 project that when complete will build a $200,000 facility in Timmins Park in Mattawa. Approximately half the funding is coming from the town of Mattawa but […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2017157 Views

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Celebrating Saskatchewan Success in Summer Sport

November 27, 2017 Nearly 45 athletes, coaches and organizers who represented Saskatchewan in summer games across Canada this year will be introduced in the Saskatchewan Legislature this afternoon. “On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan I would like to congratulate all athletes, coaches and organizers on their strong performances this past summer,” Parks, Culture and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 201778 Views

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Victoria considers 2020 North American Indigenous Games bid – Sooke News Mirror

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam says committee meets next week Nov. 22, 2017 This story has been updated with new information since the original posting. Victoria could once again be hosting the North American Indigenous Games, the News has learned. Chief Ron Sam of the Songhees Nation said he’s in the process of forming a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 2017104 Views

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BR FBO CFL Eskimos Notley – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 23, 2017  OTTAWA – C-F-L Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the Edmonton Eskimos are taking the right approach amid increasing calls for the team to change its name. Some consider the word Eskimo a slur, with the head of Canada’s national Inuit organization (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami) calling the term an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201760 Views

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STC: Saskatoon Blades First Nations Night 2018

The Saskatoon Blades celebrated the 2018 First Nations night in partnership with STC on November 17 with a home game against the Brandon Wheat Kings. The evening kicked off with the Canadian anthem sung in Cree by the Confederation Park school group and an tribute to First Nations athletes by STC Chief Mark Arcand. One […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201772 Views

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ASC Summit 2017 – Presentation Videos

ABORIGINAL SPORT CIRCLE “2017 SUMMIT” OCTOBER 13-15 (WHITEHORSE, YUKON) Hosted in partnership with the Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle and on the traditional lands of the Ta’an Kwäch’än and Kwanlin Dün First Nation Videos from Day 1 – October 14, 2017 videos from Day 2 – October 15, 2017. NT5

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201761 Views

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Recognizing B.C. athletes: Team BC Unite

November 21, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Lisa Beare and Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon recognized the accomplishments of B.C. athletes and the Team BC Unite initiative. This summer, Team BC athletes represented the province at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg and the 2017 North American Indigenous Games […]

by pmnationtalk on November 22, 201774 Views

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2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships Saskatchewan Selection Camps – U Sask

November 21, 2017 The male and female identification camps for Team Saskatchewan for the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships will be taking place starting on January 3, 2018 at the Flying Dust Arena. Read More: https://words.usask.ca/iportal/2017/11/21/2108-national-aboriginal-hockey-championships-saskatchewan-selection-camps/

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 2017220 Views

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First Nations coaches needed – Hope Standard

Nov. 20, 2017 The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council, (ISPARC), has issued a province-wide call for qualified Indigenous hockey coaches to apply to serve on the Team B.C. volunteer coaching staff. Team B.C. will be participating in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) in Membertou First Nation, Nova Scotia, between May 6 to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201759 Views

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BR OLY Calgary Bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 21, 2017 Calgary has agreed to spend more money while it continues to ponder a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. City council voted yesterday to spend up to two-million-dollars more on work towards a possible bid. Calgary wants more information on five areas — capital costs, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 201784 Views

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Bob Bearpark Foundation Scholarships

The Bob Bearpark Foundation approved four scholarships to support two participants to attend the 2018 Sport for Life Canadian Summit in the amount of $225 per person, and two others to attend the Sport for Life Society Leader’s School in the amount of $425 per person. The Sport for Life Leaders School is a Sport […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201781 Views

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Icing racism in hockey: Players speak out – CBC

‘I need to speak out, and for them to understand how hurtful it is,’ NHLer Jordin Tootoo says Nov 13, 2014 For years, Tyler Woodhouse has heard the remarks, and every time he does, it hurts. “We get a lot of comments like, ‘You don’t belong here, dirty Indians.’ A lot of things like that. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201767 Views

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