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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, 201718 Views

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Northwest Premier’s Awards Recipients Honoured

8 outstanding Aboriginal athletes receive prestigious award Terrace, B.C. (November 3rd, 2017) – The 2017 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented to eight outstanding Aboriginal athletes from British Columbia’s Northwest Region during a formal celebration held today at Waap Galts’ap Community House in Terrace, B.C. The Northwest is the second of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201734 Views

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Late Marty Flett Receives Umpire Award of Merit

On November 4th 2017 in Brandon, Manitoba, along with numerous other influential baseball “Game Changers”, the late Marty Flett was honoured by receiving the Umpire Award of Merit. Accepting the award on his behalf was his family. Marty lived his whole life near the Ebb & Flow First Nation community and dedicated over thirty (30) years […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201730 Views

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I·SPARC seeking Indigenous coaching staff and announces Team BC Player Selection Camp for 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is issuing a province-wide call for qualified Indigenous hockey coaches to apply to serve on the Team BC volunteer coaching staff and is also pleased to announce the details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2018 National […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201744 Views

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Manitoba Métis Athlete Wins Tom Longboat Award

Winnipegger James Lavallée Wins Tom Longboat Award On November 9, 2017 at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Toronto, Manitoban athlete James Lavallée will be presented with the prestigious Tom Longboat Award along with fellow Canadian athlete Joy Spearchief-Morris. The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes for their […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201725 Views

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Fraser Premier’s Awards Recipients Honoured

8 outstanding Aboriginal athletes receive prestigious award Sts’ailes, B.C. (November 8th, 2017) – The 2017 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented to eight outstanding Aboriginal athletes from British Columbia’s Fraser Region during a formal celebration held today at the Charlie Longhouse in Sts’ailes, B.C. The Fraser is the third of six […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201721 Views

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ASWCO – The 2019 Canada Games Apprentice Coach Program is now open!

This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches and 2 aboriginal coaches to the 2019 Winter Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201734 Views

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MASRC – Aboriginal Coaching Modules Announcement

The MASRC will be hosting the Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM) on December 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM! View Banner NT5

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201732 Views

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Northeast Premier’s Awards Recipients Honoured

8 outstanding Aboriginal athletes receive prestigious award Prince George, B.C. (October 30, 2017) – The 2017 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented to eight outstanding Aboriginal athletes from British Columbia’s Northeast Region during a formal celebration held today at Nusdeh Yoh Elementary School in Prince George, B.C. The Northeast is the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201725 Views

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Webinar – Women on Boards

This free webinar—Women on Boards: For Organizations (Nov 30th) —will provide insightful information on how to create an inclusive Board culture, on the value of women on your Board, and on strategies to assist in overcoming some of the challenges and recruiting more women. Studies show that diverse Boards make better decisions and increase organizational […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201723 Views

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YASC – 6th Inter-School Championship

The 6th Inter-School Championships will be happening December 6th-8th at Porter Creek Secondary School! Contact: rose@yasc.ca or coordinator@yasc.ca if you are interested in attending! read more Friday, October 27, 2017 all for Coaches!! The YASC is looking for Arctic Sport and Dene Games Coaches for the 2018 AWGs! AWG 2018 Coach Application Arctic Sports.docx AWG 2018 Coach Application Dene […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201714 Views

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Regional Chief Isadore Day Congratulates the family of Gaylord Powless and Six Nations upon his induction into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

(Toronto, November 10, 2017) On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario, I congratulate the family of the late Gaylord Powless upon his induction yesterday into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. Powless was arguably the best lacrosse player in the world when he played from the 1960s to 1980s. At the age of 17, he […]

by pmnationtalk on November 14, 201717 Views

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Edmonton mayor says CFL Eskimos need to take steps on name change – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 9, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Edmonton’s mayor says he wants the city’s Canadian Football League team to start taking steps towards a name change. Don Iveson says there needs to be serious conversations about changing the name, given that an organization that represents Inuit people calls the term Eskimos offensive. Iveson says it […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201740 Views

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Makivik announces A New Minor Hockey Structure and Approach in Nunavik

Kuujjuaq, Québec, November 8, 2017 – Makivik is pleased to announce another important step towards the development of a new approach and structure for the development of minor hockey in Nunavik. The new orientation, developed with the support of a special committee will allow for increased participation rates from young players, greater community involvement, and more […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201734 Views

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Winnipeg mayor raises name of CFL Eskimos with Edmonton counterpart – CBC

Brian Bowman says Edmonton CFL club has opportunity to come up with more inclusive name November 08, 2017 Winnipeg’s mayor says he’s spoken to his Edmonton counterpart about his city’s Canadian Football League team —​ but not to make the customary playoff bet. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (12-6) host the Edmonton Eskimos (12-6) in the CFL’s […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 201728 Views

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MNO citizen receives Petro-Canada Grant – MNO

On September 18, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and synchronized swimmer Maura McLean was awarded the Petro-Canada Fuelling Athlete 2017 Grant. Every year, Petro-Canada selects 55 promising athletes from across Canada to receive these grants as part of their Fueling Athletes and Coaching Excellence (FACE) Program. These athletes and their coaches are awarded […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 201737 Views

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Ontario searching for Community to Bid for 2020 North American Indigenous Games

Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario to seek Games after successful 2017 NAIG The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) announced Thursday its intention to bid for the rights to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (2020 NAIG). ASWCO invites interested Ontario municipalities/communities to participate in the provincial bid process to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201744 Views

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MNO citizen wins gold – MNO

On August 14, 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Perry William Kelly won a gold medal for the Karate during the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles. Kelly won in the over 50 years of age and under 75 kilograms (165 pounds) division. Fifty-nine year old Kelly proved that participation in […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201733 Views

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Winch Group’s eighth annual equipment drive on Nov. 4 – Inside Halton

Oct 26, 2017 For the eighth consecutive year, new and gently used sporting equipment will be collected for distribution to First Nations communities. It’s a project of the Winch Group Benefits Consultants Inc. of Burlington, which will collect the equipment at the Mainway Recreation Centre on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The equipment […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201765 Views

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Canadian basketball player hopes for better opportunities for Indigenous athletes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 26, 2017  By Lori Ewing THE CANADIAN PRESS Michael Linklater remembers the day he fell in love with the game. His elementary school in Saskatoon had just laid a new asphalt basketball court, and a group of older boys playing pick-up had drawn a crowd during recess. Linklater, who was 12, jostled […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201772 Views

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Ontario Boosting Opportunities for Children and Youth to Stay Active and Engaged

October 25, 2017 After School Program Providing Fun and Safe Activities Across the Province Ontario is providing opportunities for 21,000 children and youth to participate in sport, recreation and active living programs after school to help build self-esteem, promote success in school and boost wellbeing.Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Arthur Potts, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201751 Views

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Man amasses full set of rookie cards for Indigenous NHL players – CBC

Naim Cardinal of Edmonton scored a lot of likes online when he posted a picture of his collection Oct 25, 2017 It took him a few years, but Naim Cardinal of Edmonton is hoisting his own personal Stanley Cup — a complete collection of rookie cards from every Indigenous player who ever played an NHL […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201746 Views

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Canadian farmers continue to support amateur female athletes and help them achieve their goals

Through Fuelling Women Champions, Dairy Farmers of Canada announce 30 recipients for the expanded Champions Fund OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2017 – Today, Fuelling Women Champions announced the winners of the Champions Fund, an initiative by Canada’s dairy farmers, which aims to break down financial barriers for amateur female athletes as they work at achieving their goals in sport. Expanded for its second year, the Fund is distributing […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201736 Views

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Treaty 3 Youth Basketball Teams Bring Home Some Hardware

Treaty 3 Youth Basketball Teams Bring Home Some Hardware Gold medal win for female and silver for male youth teams in the Soo Kenora, ON – It was an exciting weekend for 30 First Nations youth that journeyed to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to compete in the 3rd annual Ontario Native Basketball Invitational (ONBI). The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201751 Views

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2017 Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit – Building New Relationships

OTTAWA, (Oct 20, 2017) – The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) Summit this past weekend in Whitehorse, YT played host to 80 participants from the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body, National Sport Organization, Multi Sport Organizations and key political representation from the Yukon Territories. This was the first ever ASC Summit, a time to reflect on the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201768 Views

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ISPARC: Equipment Grant Fall 2017- Call for Applications

October 18, 2017 Deadline for Applications – November 10th, 2017 All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply for the Indigenous Equipment Grant for up to $1500. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Indigenous sport, recreation and/or physical activity programs will be eligible to apply. The equipment must be used […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201744 Views

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YAS skills-development basketball camps at Monseigneur de Laval Schools in Regina

October 23, 2017 YAS skills-development basketball camps at Monseigneur de Laval Schools in Regina over the November 2017 long weekend as follows: (A) Friday and Saturday, November 10 & 11, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, two separate groups:  age 8 to 10 and age 10 to 12. (B) Sunday and Monday, November 12 & 13, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201742 Views

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MASRC: Aboriginal Coaching Module Announcement

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council will be hosting that Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM) October 28, 2017 from 9:00am – 5:00pm! For more information on the event and on how to register, please click on the photo below: If you wish to learn more about the Aboriginal Coaching Modules, click here. NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201734 Views

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2018 Arctic Winter Games Registration

Yellowknife, NT (October 20, 2018) – The Sport North Federation and Team NWT want you to get ready to register for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games! With the Territorial Trials coming up on December 7-9 and January 18-20 everyone is antsy to get their name into tryouts. Once online registration opens Sport North will send […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201753 Views

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Heart of the Hazeltons – Upper Skeena Recreation Centre Ground Breaking

Heart of the Hazeltons Upper Skeena Recreation Centre Ground Breaking October 13, 2017 – Hazelton, BC The Owners Partnership Committee for the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre, along with officials from Province of B.C. held an official ground breaking ceremony for the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre earlier today. This new recreation centre is being made possible […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201751 Views

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Former Indigenous hockey enforcer now a leader teaching fitness to kids – Thesarniajournal.ca

October 17, 2017 Jason Simon learned from a young age he could hold his own in a fistfight. As a kid from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, he parlayed that skill into a lengthy professional hockey career, suiting up with and scrapping against some of the top names in the game. Simon doesn’t drop the gloves […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201751 Views

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Yukon hosts Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit

October 13, 2017 Delegates from across Canada are in Whitehorse from October 13–15 for the national Aboriginal Sport Circle Summit. The meeting kicks off tonight with a meet and greet jointly hosted by the Government of Yukon and the Council of Yukon First Nations. Minister of Community Services John Streicker and Council of Yukon First […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201775 Views

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MNO veteran continues his winning ways in shooting competitions – MNO

During 2015, 2016 and 2017, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and veteran Bernie Pepin C.D. successfully competed in three provincial and three national shooting competitions. Pepin started shooting after joining the Army Cadets in 1973 and continued to shoot competitively for several years. Although he participated in shooting during most of his military career […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201749 Views

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NAIG Coach Receives Aboriginal Impact Award

The third annual National Coaches Week officially kicked off here in Ontario this past Saturday as ten outstanding coaches from across Ontario were recognized and celebrated at the 2017 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards. Athletes, fans and family members eagerly lined up to see their favourite coach walk the red carpet at the sold out screening […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201741 Views

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ASWCO: Volleyball Officials Training

The Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario is organizing a Volleyball Officials Training by the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA). Local Level One. Participants must be 16 years and older. Fee is $60. Participants may also choose to pursue OVA officials credentials at an additional cost of $116 payable to the OVA. To register email: tania.cameron@aswco.ca View Banner […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201758 Views

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A-PACC: 6th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference

Submitted by Mel on Wed, 08/08/2012 – 14:25 Save the date! 6th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference May 5th & 6th, 2018, Saturday & Sunday The University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Canada 2018 Annual Conference Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (APACC) would like to invite you to join us in sharing best […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201754 Views

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ASWCO: Ontario Native Basketball Invitational

Oct. 20th-22nd – Sault Ste. Marie, ON CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION PACKAGE The Aboriginal Sport & Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) is pleased to announce that it has officially selected Sault Ste. Marie as the host site of the 2017 Ontario Native Basketball Invitational (ONBI) Unlike previous ONBI tournaments this one will feature a 9-12 year old […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201749 Views

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External Grant Opportunity: N7 Fund

The N7 Fund is Nike’s long-term commitment to bring sport and all its benefits to Native American and Aboriginal communities in North America, with a focus on youth. We believe that kids are made to play, and through sport, Native youth can unleash the power of their generation. We believe in the unifying power of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201760 Views

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These girls will stop at nothing to get their own hockey team – CBC

October 04, 2017 It’s the winter of 2016 and Rez Girls 64, the girls’ hockey team of Eabametoong First Nation, are at hockey practice. They’re skating on a patch of ice cleared from the lake next to their reserve. It’s one of their first practices. Not just of the season, but ever. Eabametoong, also known […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201791 Views

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Winners of the Tom Longboat 2017 National Awards Announced

OTTAWA, (Oct 2, 2017) – The Aboriginal Sport Circle is pleased to announce the 2017 winners of the prestigious Tom Longboat Award. James Lavallee is named the male Aboriginal athlete of year and Joy Spearchief-Morris is named female Aboriginal athlete of year. – The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201775 Views

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Canadian Competitors Stand Out at the 2017 Invictus Games

The Games Leave a Lasting Legacy for Ontario October 2, 2017 Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is celebrating the outstanding performance of Team Canada competitors at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, and the lasting legacy that the Games will leave for people across the province. Some 75,000 people attended events during the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201759 Views

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Canadian Rangers raise the Invictus Games flag at official opening – Sioux Bulletin

Six Canadian Rangers from five Northern Ontario First Nations played a prominent part by raising the official flag of the Invictus Games at the spectacular opening ceremony of the Games in Toronto, watched by an international television audience of millions of viewers. Four Junior Canadian Rangers from Lac Seul First Nation, near Sioux Lookout, holding […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201774 Views

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Trump wants NFL owners to fire protesting players. Can they? – CP

Source: The Associated Press Sep 26, 2017  By Jimmy Golen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FOXBOROUGH, Mass. _ Several NFL owners locked arms with their players this weekend instead of taking a challenge from President Donald Trump to fire them for protesting during the national anthem. NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty said he would get rid of anyone […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201757 Views

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Celebrating coaches in B.C – (hashtag)Thankscoach

VICTORIA – The government of British Columbia has proclaimed Sept. 23 – 30, 2017, as British Columbia Coaches Week, recognizing the impact of the more than 10,000 coaches in the province. Coaches not only contribute to an athlete’s performance, but also provide motivation, support, work ethic, and become role models who inspire athletes for success […]

by aanationtalk on September 25, 201759 Views

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Team Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program – 2017/2018

September 18, 2017 The Department of Community and Government Services is looking for enthusiastic and active Nunavut youth to be ambassadors and volunteers at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. The Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program is open to Nunavut youth between 15 and 22 years of age. To be eligible applicants must: complete an application form; […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201794 Views

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Premier and Mayor Honour Canada Summer Games Team Manitoba Medallists

September 14, 2017 The premier of Manitoba and mayor of Winnipeg recognized the athletes who won medals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games by co-hosting a ceremony at the Legislative Building today. Manitoba athletes won 42 medals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, a new record for the province with 10 gold, 15 silver and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 15, 2017103 Views

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Retiring stereotypes in Chilliwack a step to reconciliation – Chilliwack Progress

Tue Sep 12th A mascot wearing a Plains Indian war bonnet in Chilliwack had become “unacceptable” in this day and age of reconciliation. That’s the take on it from Dave Jimmie, Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe president and chief of Squiala First Nation, who spoke to The Progress about the recent retirement of Chief Wannawin, the long-standing mascot […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2017258 Views

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Softball star goes from Nova Scotia First Nation to stint on U.S. team – CBC

‘I have a lot of people in my community who are rooting for me and hoping for good things,’ says Travis Nevin Sep 12, 2017 Travis Nevin’s softball odyssey will soon take him from the mound at the Nova Scotia First Nation he calls home to the Dominican Republic and a stint on the U.S. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2017100 Views

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2020 Arctic Winter Games contract signed

Minister of Community Services John Streicker, Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis and Arctic Winter Games International Committee vice-president John Rodda signed the 2020 Arctic Winter Games contract yesterday. The contract signing was held at the first Business After-Hours event of the fall, co-hosted by the Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce. The contract solidifies the Government of Yukon’s […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 2017108 Views

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Girl refuses to wear hockey jersey over ‘offensive’ logo – CTV

September 8, 2017 A community is at odds over whether a Calgary minor league hockey team should change its logo after a seven-year-old player refused to wear the jersey because she said it was “offensive.” Emblazoned on the front of the Northwest Warriors hockey team’s jersey is an image of a First Nations man or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2017209 Views

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