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Ready, Set, Go! 2019 Alberta Indigenous Games begins | APTN News

Credits:  APTN News Fifteen hundred athletes from across Alberta are competing in the 2019 Alberta Indigenous Games. The weeklong competition features Indigenous youth 10 to 20 years of age in many different events.  

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NS Government: Funding for Sport, Recreation Facilities

August 20, 2019 Government is investing about $1.5 million this year to develop and improve sport and recreation facilities across the province. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cape Breton, Whitney Pier Youth Club is one of more than 40 projects to receive funding this year through the Recreational Facility Development Grant program. The club […]

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Mi’kmaw Summer Games give Indigenous youth a chance to come together – CBC

Event at Waycobah First Nation in Cape Breton runs from Aug. 18 to 25 Aug 19, 2019 For Steven Googoo, a band councillor for Waycobah First Nation, the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games aren’t just exciting — they’re a celebration of being Mi’kmaq. The games, which started on Sunday, have been an annual event since […]

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MASRC’s Team Manitoba NAIG 2020 Pin Design Contest

Official Rules We are seeking a design for our 2020 Team Manitoba NAIG Pin! Trading pins at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is a long standing tradition that gives athletes and coaches a fun way to meet other people from across North America! Eligibility This Contest is open to any Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201920 Views

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Call for Nominations – Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

I·SPARC Launches Nomination Process to Honour Outstanding Young Indigenous Athletes in B.C. Victoria, B.C. (July 31, 2019) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, is launching the nomination process for the 2019 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a […]

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KRG: 2019 Eastern Arctic Summer Games

August 14, 2019- Over 235 athletes from five communities of Nunavik participated in the 2019 Eastern Arctic Summer Games (EASG) hosted in Kuujjuaraapik. The Kangiqsujuaq, Inukjuak, Umiujaq, Kuujjuaraapik and Kuujjuaq teams gave it their all throughout the 19th edition of this event, as did the Cree team from the adjacent community of Whapmagoostui. Four staff […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201933 Views

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2020 Epic Australia Pass On Sale Now: Ski Perisher, Falls Creek, Hotham, Japan, Whistler Blackcomb, and The Best of the U.S.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – 15 August, 2019 – The 2020 Epic Australia Pass, the most flexible ski pass for Australians, is on sale today. Priced at only AU$829, guests can lock in Australia’s best value for unlimited, global, year-round skiing and riding for only AU$49 upfront. The Epic Australia Pass pays for itself in just four days […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201927 Views

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Uqqurmiut Centre to supply Team Nunavut hats – Nunatsiaq News

15 August, 2019 Crocheted hats “made in Pangnirtung by artists from Pangnirtung” PANGNIRTUNG—The colours of the wool—red, yellow and blue—that a self-described “Pang hat maker” was picking up from the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts towards the end of July provided a clue. “Yes. The kit she just picked up is for Team Nunavut,” […]

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Saskatchewan Communities Receive Close To $2.7 Million In Charitable Gaming Grants

August 14, 2019 Groups and organizations across the province are receiving approximately $2.7 million from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority’s (SLGA) charitable gaming grant program. “The charitable gaming grant program supports groups and organizations that fundraise through charitable gaming activities,” Minister responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky said.  “The efforts of these groups benefit many […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201932 Views

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2019 BC Indigenous Provincial CANOE/KAYAK Championships

August 14, 2019 Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce the 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Canoe & Kayak Championships will be hosted in partnership with Seabird Island Band and CanoeKayak BC from September 21-22, 2019 in Agassiz, BC. Indigenous youth paddlers (First Nations, […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201937 Views

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Softball BC’s Indigenous Youth Excellence in Softball Award

Nominations are now open for Softball BC’s Indigenous Youth Excellence in Softball Award. All nomination/application forms must be completed in full to be considered by the selection committee. Softball BC’s Indigenous Youth Excellence in Softball Award – Nomination Form Please submit your nomination form by email to info@softball.bc.ca. DEADLINE: Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ midnight For more […]

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Winning Medals and Winning Hearts: Women’s U19 World Lacrosse Championship Unites World with Spirit of Sportsmanship

August 13, 2019 USA wins gold in Women’s U19 World Championships after 10 days of celebrating sport and culture After 81 games between 22 teams, the Women’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships came to a close on August 10, with a spectacular final face-off between Team Canada and Team USA. The 10-day championship brought together 525 […]

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Mass Registration for Iqaluit Clubs and Community Organizations -Saturday September 7th

AUGUST 12 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City would like to advise residents that the annual Mass Registration for clubs and community organizations will take place at the Iqaluit Curling Rink Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. In addition, organizations looking for volunteers, members, participants, or visibility are also encouraged to book a […]

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‘I was very lucky to play sports’: Indigenous Sports Council Alberta receives $1 million in federal grants – Edmonton Journal

August 12, 2019 The Indigenous Sports Council Alberta is receiving nearly $1 million over two years from the federal government to expand access to sports and physical recreation in First Nations communities. The announcement was made on Monday by Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, who was in Edmonton for the day before heading back […]

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Ottawa pledges $48M for Indigenous sports initiatives – CTV News

August 12, 2019 The federal government will give $48 million over five years to Indigenous sports initiatives across Canada. Kirsty Duncan, the minister of science and sport, made the announcement in downtown Edmonton Monday. “It is about the power of sport. Sport brings us all together,” she said. Three-hundred communities will benefit. Nearly $1 million […]

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The Government of Canada Announces Sport and Physical Activity Program Investment in Indigenous Communities in Alberta

From: Canadian Heritage EDMONTON, August 12, 2019 Sport and physical activity not only have the power to build self-esteem and leadership skills, but also play a key role in supporting dynamic and healthy communities. That is why today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced a contribution of up to $47.5 million […]

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Unstoppable Kid’ throws first pitch at Blue Jays game – CBC

Aug 12, 2019 Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/unstoppable-kid-throws-first-pitch-at-blue-jays-game-1.5243914

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History in motion: Earth Run at Rouge National Urban Park – Canadian Running Magazine

August 12th, 2019 For thousands of years, Canadians have run trails for more than just recreation. Considered the masters of Canadian distance running, many Indigenous athletes have paved the way for all of Canada to experience our unique trail system. The second annual Earth Run at Rouge National Urban Park celebrates this. In collaboration with […]

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Hiawatha First Nation boy to play on Team Canada in youth super bowl – CBC

Nate Thomson will head to Florida this winter to play in the Pop Warner International Youth Super Bowl Aug 11, 2019 An Anishinaabe boy from a small Ontario First Nation will compete in a youth football tournament in Florida this December. At 14, Nate Thomson is already six feet two inches tall, towering over his […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201929 Views

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PA welcomes softball teams from across the province – paNOW

Aug 09, 2019 Softball players representing First Nations from all over Saskatchewan are in Prince Albert this week. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) Youth Softball Championships will see around 800 players along with 150 coaches and managers compete in divisions ranging from under 10 to under 18. Kevin Roberts, director of sports and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201922 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Duncan to Announce Funding for Sport and Physical Activity Programming in Indigenous Communities

EDMONTON – The Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, will announce funding to expand sport and physical activity programming in Indigenous communities on Monday. Please note that the following details are subject to change. All times are local. Date: August 12, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m Place: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (gymnasium) 9538 – 107 Avenue NW […]

by pnationtalk on August 9, 201931 Views

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N.W.T. athletes get chance to shine at Western Canada Games – CBC

The Games kick off this Friday at 7 p.m. Aug 08, 2019 Competitors from across the N.W.T. are heading to Swift Current, Sask., this week to represent the territory at this year’s Western Canada Games. The Games kick off Friday at 7 p.m. and run until Aug. 18. This year, Team NT will feature 127 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201923 Views

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It taught me about my own culture:’ Indigenous hockey camp teaches skills of all kinds – Regina Leader-Post

“This camp brought to light how I can take my power back.” August 6, 2019 Tyadg McGauley spent years playing in junior and pro hockey leagues in Canada, the U.S. and even Japan. Now the 29-year-old is giving back by offering hockey camps to Indigenous youth, who don’t always have a chance to play Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201941 Views

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Dartmouth’s Beazley Field to get $2m facelift in time for Indigenous Games – The Chronicle Herald

Beazley Field in Dartmouth will be getting a $2,644,693 facelift in time for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games. Regional council on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the expenditure, which had initially been budgeted at $2 million. The money will pay for a fieldhouse that consists of washrooms, change rooms, equipment storage and bleachers to accommodate up […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201929 Views

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Indigenous women must decide for ourselves if we want to play lacrosse – The Globe and Mail

July 30, 2019 Elisha Ieshontenhawe King is from Akwesasne, a Mohawk community which straddles the imposed borders of Canada and the United States. She is a master’s student at Trent University and a member of the Trent women’s lacrosse team Women’s lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports around the world, but for the Haudenosaunee […]

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Regina will host National Aboriginal Hockey Championships for first time in 2020 – CBC

2020 NAHC will be the fourth time the tournament is held in Sask. Jul 29, 2019 Organizers of an Indigenous hockey tournament say they’re proud to bring the prestigious event to Regina. The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) will be coming to the Saskatchewan capital for the first time in the tournament’s history, which will […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201934 Views

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Three Easkasoni arm wrestlers headed to world championships this fall – HalifaxToday.ca

The championships take place in Romania from October 26 to November 4 Trevor Sanipass has been arm wrestling since he was 12. He learned from David, one of his six older brothers, and took it to the professional level around age 16. “I did really well in the circuits across Nova Scotia,” Sanipass tells NEWS […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 201934 Views

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Peterborough and Trent University Welcome World Lacrosse as U19 Championships Open July 31

July 23, 2019 Event celebrates the Indigenous roots of the sport that began 1,000 years ago The opening ceremonies of the 2019 World Lacrosse U19 Women’s Lacrosse Championships will honour the origins of the sport within Indigenous nations alongside 21 additional teams. Canada hosts this tournament for the second time in 12 years. The event officially […]

by pnationtalk on July 24, 201937 Views

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Hockey players ‘bummed’ Team North may not compete at next Indigenous tournament – CBC

Jul 24, 2019 ‘We’re missing a golden opportunity,’ says coach after Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT pulled out of organizing Athletes with Team North are shocked and disappointed that they may not get a chance to play at the next annual National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, with no one to organize the team for next year. “We’re […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201936 Views

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Funding arrives for Abegweit First Nation baseball field – CBC

Jays Care Foundation gives $70,885 for construction The Abegweit First Nation in Scotchfort, P.E.I., received its funding for a new baseball field from the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday. Three months ago, the Jays Care Foundation announced it would fund $70,885 for the new diamond. It’s part of the Field of Dreams grant program that is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201935 Views

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Nutsamat Shqwaluwun

Credits: STORYHIVE “One mind, one voice.” A skilled squad of young Canadian indigenous women must bond together to play in Cuba against the national team. TELUS STORYHIVE supports compelling, original stories told by filmmakers from BC and Alberta by providing production funding, training and exposure to new audiences.

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2019137 Views

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Team Woodland sends largest contingent ever to Tony Cote Summer Games – larongeNOW

Jul 15, 2019 The largest contingent of athletes ever to represent Team Woodland are competing at the 2019 Tony Cote Summer Games. The Games began Sunday on Flying Dust First Nation with an opening ceremony, which included 430 athletes from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Montreal Lake Cree Nation and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201956 Views

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PEI athletes shine at Atlantic Indigenous Games – The Journal Pioneer

Brown wins four medals in track and field at Atlantic competition SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Madison Brown’s four-medal performance in track and field highlighted a strong Team P.E.I. performance at the first-ever Atlantic Indigenous Games in Halifax, N.S., over the weekend. The 12-year-old from North Bedeque medalled in all of her events, winning three gold in […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201937 Views

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Canadian Native Fastball Championships

2019 CANADIAN NATIVE FASTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Hosted by Peguis First Nation August 1-4, 2019 at the John Blumberg Softball Complex in Headlingly, Manitoba. For full details, please visit: http://www.nativefastball.com/ Download registration forms here: http://www.nativefastball.com/registrationforms.php Contact Information Mike Sutherland Phone: 204-806-5712 Email: peguis_recreation@hotmail.com Randy Strong Phone: 204-996-5107 Email: rstrong@gmail.com Donna Sutherland Phone: 204-645-2434 Email: Gaming.Dir@peguisfirstnation.ca NT5

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201966 Views

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Pow Wow and Indian Relay races run Tuesday and Wednesday in Lethbridge – Lethbridge News Now

Jul 14, 2019 LETHBRIDGE, AB – It is known as the first “extreme sport” and it is coming back to Lethbridge Tuesday and Wednesday July 16th and 17th. The event is being put on in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society, making it one of the oldest Indigenous groups in the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2019108 Views

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Countdown for North American Indigenous Games starts in Halifax – APTN News

July 13, 2019 The countdown for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) kicked off in Halifax Friday. This is the first time the games will be hosted in Mi’kma’ki territory. It will be the largest sporting event Atlantic Canada has seen. “This is history,” said Mike Savage, mayor of Halifax. “This is Mi’kma’ki, let’s […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201931 Views

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2022 Arctic Winter Games Official Dates and Host Society Directors Announced

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 9, 2019) – The Arctic Winter Games International Committee has confirmed the dates for the 2022 Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games. The Games will be held March 6 – 12, 2022. “We are pleased to confirm the dates for the 2022 Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo,” said John Flynn, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201944 Views

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Team Ontario Coaches Callout | Softball

ISWO is currently accepting applications for volunteer positions as Coaches (Head Coach, Assistant). These positions are now available for various sport categories to be held at the next North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) which will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 12-18, 2020. ISWO is the only recognized Province/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body (P/TASB) that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201949 Views

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Indigenous kids light the lamp at Winnipeg hockey tournament – CBC

Jul 07, 2019 Playoff hockey in July? It’s a ball. At least, that’s the way it must have felt Sunday for more than 20 teams of Indigenous youth who were capping off a two-day province-wide ball-hockey tournament in Winnipeg. Kids aged from eight to 16 came from across Manitoba (and Fort Frances, Ontario) to participate […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 201936 Views

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Sask. Indigenous basketball player named face of Nike N7 campaign – larongeNOW

Jul 04, 2019 Growing up in Saskatoon and standing under six-feet tall to this day, Michael Linklater may not have the typical story of a professional basketball player, but that’s never discouraged him from following his dream. Now 36 and a member of the Saskatchewan Rattlers of the newly-formed Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), Linklater […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201952 Views

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Coach questions why entire First Nation was banned from basketball tournament after referee dispute – CBC

Jul 03, 2019 Teams are back in, but Kainai Basketball Association coach still wants answers — and an apology Basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation are relieved they’ll be allowed to play in a Calgary tournament this weekend — but their coach is still hoping for an apology, after the entire First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201966 Views

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Copper Cliff hockey team announces new name and logo – CBC

The new team name will be the Copper Cliff Reds Jul 04, 2019 The Copper Cliff Minor Hockey Association will be changing its long-time name and logo for the upcoming hockey season. After 85 years, the team will no longer be called the Copper Cliff Redmen and the logo — which resembles the Chicago Blackhawks […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201983 Views

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Culinarians from across Canada join forces for Indigenous Inter-band Games

July 04, 2019 We are ready to fuel more than 1,000 young athletes, volunteers and staff during the Indigenous Inter-band Games in Sept-Îles starting this week. Montreal, Quebec, July 4, 2019 –When1,108 Indigenous teenagers from across Quebec and Labrador compete in the Indigenous Inter-band Games (Jeux Autochtones Inter-Bandes) in Sept-Îlesthis week, Team Sodexo will be working behind the […]

by pnationtalk on July 4, 201961 Views

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2019 BC Indigenous Provincial LACROSSE Camp

July 3, 2019 Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to present these provincial athlete identification camps in partnership with the Coquitlam Minor Lacrosse Association, BC Lacrosse Association (BCLA) and with the support of the Province of BC. This event is being held […]

by pnationtalk on July 4, 201965 Views

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Alberta First Nation basketball players to hit court despite referee dispute – Calgary Sun

CALGARY — Young basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation will be able to play in a tournament this week despite a dispute with a Calgary referee group. Truman Soop, a coach for two Indigenous teams in the Stampede Showdown tournament, said the kids were devastated when they were told they might not be […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201958 Views

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

Credits: APTN News 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 July 3, 2019163 Views

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More B.C. athletes to compete at North American Indigenous Games

June 28, 2019 VICTORIA – More Indigenous athletes and coaches from around British Columbia will be able to represent their communities and compete at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Halifax, thanks to funding from the Province. “Every athlete should be able to experience the benefits of sport and the thrill of competing. […]

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Canoe Lake brothers hope to tackle a championship with Regina Thunder this season – Eagle Feather News

June 28, 2019 Two brothers from Canoe Lake First Nation will be living a dream come true this upcoming Canadian Junior Football League (CJFL) season playing for the Regina Thunder together. Head Coach Scott MacAuley was in Prince Albert for work in 2015 and attended École St Mary High School’s spring camp where he first […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201997 Views

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Whiteye goes from hockey rink to small screen – Chatham Daily News

Cassie Whiteye of Moraviantown is in Hit The Ice, a reality series about hockey on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. June 27, 2019 Think it’s hard to get away from a tenacious checker like Boston Bruins star Patrice Bergeron? Try escaping from a nosy cameraperson. That’s what Cassie Whiteye learned last summer while taking part […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201971 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2019102 Views

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