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

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

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 20198 Views

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Local Girls to Represent Team Manitoba – 880 CKLQ

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

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 20197 Views

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Teen NS boxers to fight for National Championship – CTV News

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

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 201911 Views

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Exploring hockey’s roots in Indigenous communities – CBC Radio

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

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201925 Views

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“I’m very, very proud of where I’m from” – Winnipeg Free Press

Florida Panthers’ rookie Brady Keeper receives hero’s welcome from hometown crowd in Cross Lake CROSS LAKE — It was surreal, Brady Keeper kept saying, because that’s the only word he could find to describe what he was feeling. The parade through the streets, the crowds of wide-eyed children gathered around him and his hometown arena, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 201929 Views

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Blue Jays help bring ball back to Abegweit First nation – Peicanada.com

Blue Jays fever took over at the Wellness Centre at Abegweit First Nation Sunday afternoon as the community gathered to celebrate the fact they were one of 15 communities across Canada who received a $70,000 grant to renovate the ballfield. “This will allow us to upgrade the field so we will be able to not […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201931 Views

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Wednesday’s letters: Eskimos right to keep name – Edmonton Journal

April 17, 2019 I was pleased to read that the Edmonton Eskimos have decided against changing their name at this time. Let’s hear from more of our Inuit fellow citizens, particularly those up north, before we rush into changing a name that has become renowned throughout the Canadian sporting scene for CFL excellence and history. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201920 Views

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Northern Youth Hockey Championships – Sioux Bulletin

Lac Seul First Nation hosted midget and bantam division hockey players for the Northern Youth Hockey Championships which ran from April 12 to 14. The Northwest Penguins won the bantam championship and Crow Lake won the midget championship. Read More: http://www.siouxbulletin.com/northern-youth-hockey-championships?id=781

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201919 Views

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NU Government: Sport and recreation opportunities

The Department of Community and Government Services, Sport and Recreation Division, is accepting applications for a number of exciting programs and activities! 1. Youth Ambassador Program – Are you a young leader in your community between the ages of 16 and 21? The Sport and Recreation Division is recruiting young leaders to be part of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201928 Views

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McGill U: Decision about Redmen name

Dear members of the McGill community, In January, I committed to reaching a decision on the Redmen name before the end of the academic year. Today, I write to share my decision with you. Over these past months, I have read and reflected on the McGill community’s varied perspectives on the issue. I have heard […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201936 Views

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Darian Breaker Chosen For National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – StrathmoreNow

12 April 2019 Darian Breaker, a student at Strathmore High School has been chosen to play for Team Alberta in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in the Yukon with teams from across Canada. Breaker tried out for the team during Christmas break. She was unable to make the next two tryouts due to a concussion […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201927 Views

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Haida athlete Sam Wiley makes Team BC hockey team – The Northern View

Prince Rupert Bantam Seawolves player is going to the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships Apr. 12, 2019 After a gruelling three days of try-outs, Prince Rupert’s Samantha Wiley was selected to play on Team BC in the upcoming 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships. Coaches sat together scribbling notes as they watched the young female athletes compete […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201937 Views

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McGill dumps Redmen team name after calls from Indigenous community – CBC

Montreal university makes long-awaited decision regarding name change after lobbying effort Apr 12, 2019 Montreal’s McGill University has announced it will change the name of its men’s varsity sports teams — the Redmen — after calls from Indigenous students, faculty and staff saying the name is discriminatory. Suzanne Fortier, the principal and vice-chancellor of McGill, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201919 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces Financial Support to Add Lacrosse at the 2021 Canada Games

From: Canadian Heritage ST. CATHARINES, April 11, 2019 Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced that the Government of Canada will provide up to $1.7 million to add box lacrosse to the 2021 Canada Summer Games that will take place in Niagara Region, Ontario. The funding announced today will be divided […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201924 Views

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Cambridge Bay teen wrestler wins silver at national competition – CBC

‘[It feels] great, knowing that not a lot of Inuit go to nationals,’ says Eekeeluak Avalak Apr 06, 2019 With dedication, discipline and help from his coach and teammates, Nunavut’s Eekeeluak Avalak has won a silver medal on the national stage. Avalak came in second for the men’s under-17, 55-kilogram, freestyle category at Wrestling Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 201934 Views

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Champion shot putter hopes to show Indigenous youth ‘they can get somewhere with sport’ – CBC

The 11th annual Saskatchewan Indigenous Track and Field Championships begin Friday in Saskatoon Apr 05, 2019 Hundreds of young Indigenous athletes competing in Saskatoon this weekend will have someone to look up to — but they’ll have to look way, way up. Brett Lachance, all six feet, nine inches and 295 pounds of him, will […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201931 Views

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Confederation College Recognizes Athletic Achievements

THUNDER BAY, ON, April 2, 2019 – The Student Union of Confederation College Inc. (SUCCI) hosted its Annual Thunderhawks Athletic Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening. The banquet recognized the accomplishments of local and regional athletes and coaches. Jamie Sabourin, captain of the Thunderhawks Women’s Hockey Team, was crowned this year’s Female Athlete of the Year. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201940 Views

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Aboriginal youth hockey championship – Burns Lake District News

Apr. 3, 2019 The team Dayee Yez placed fourth in the Prince George championships last weekend. The Prince George Aboriginal Youth Hockey Championships were held on March 30-31 at the Kin Centre Arenas. This year was the 22nd year for this annual hockey tournament. (Submitted photos) Read More: https://www.burnslakelakesdistrictnews.com/news/aboriginal-youth-hockey-championship/

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201952 Views

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Mi’kmaq traditions guide boxer in Halifax – APTN News

April 1, 2019 Bridget Stevens started boxing when she was 11 years old. She now owns her own boxing club. “When things are tough I use boxing as an escape with life,” says Stevens. “So I use the hardship to get myself tired so let’s just say the harder the times I’m having, the more […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201931 Views

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Lacrosse pros the Thompson brothers #BackTheBraid to stand up for Indigenous culture – CBC

Education campaign follows ugly racist incident in Philadelphia Apr 01, 2019 Professional lacrosse players the Thompson brothers are striking back after a racist incident earlier this year. While the Thompsons, who hail from the Onondaga Nation in New York, are no strangers to mixing it up physically on the turf, their chosen weapon in this […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201934 Views

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Dakota Tipi First Nation to Receive Funding for New Outdoor Rink – PortageOnline.com

Monday, 01 April 2019 Dakota Tipi First Nation will be receiving funding for a new outdoor rink. First Peoples Development Inc. put together a Proposal Writing Conference (along with Indigenous Services Canada) last October. Evan Lilley is a Youth Intern at Southern Chiefs’ Organization and says he teamed up with friend Zachary Pashe and they […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201938 Views

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Ottawa Senators engage in reconciliation exercise

On March 28, the Ottawa Senators hosted President Clément Chartier, President Natan Obed and National Chief Perry Bellegarde at their game against the Florida Panthers. This was billed as an act of truth and reconciliation centered on the traditional territory of the Algonquin people, and those Indigenous peoples from across Canada who now make Ottawa […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201942 Views

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Anishinabek hockey players enjoy rookie season with UPEI Panthers – Anishinabek News

April 1, 2019 CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Three Anishinabek hockey players are deeming their first season with the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers a success. Now Owen Headrick, Doug Blaisdell and Troy Lajeunesse are anxiously looking forward to their next year with the east coast squad. Headrick (Garden River First Nation), Blaisdell (Oneida Nation of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 201929 Views

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MKO Congratulates and Acknowledges Brady Keeper of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation on Making his NHL Debut

March 29, 2019 Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB. Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Garrison Settee issued the following statement today on behalf of MKO, congratulating Brady Keeper of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation on making his NHL debut last night in Ottawa against the Senators. Brady was chosen third star of the game and participated […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201981 Views

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia Collaborate to Help Make Sport More Accessible

VICTORIA, March 29, 2019 More British Columbians can take part in sports ranging from archery to wheelchair basketball this year thanks to the BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP), funded equally by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Together, the governments are investing nearly $1.2 million in 2018–19 to support projects that […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201946 Views

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Panthers’ Brady Keeper hoping to inspire Indigenous people in NHL debut – Sportsnet.ca

OTTAWA — Brady Keeper talks softly but his smile can light up a dressing room. On Thursday, the 22-year-old from the Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Cross Lake, Man., beamed the once-in-a-lifetime smile of a young man about to play his first NHL game. Cross Lake is about 500 kilometres north of Winnipeg. “I’ve got no […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201940 Views

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McGill Redmen name needs to change, says U of A prof – The Gateway Online

In light of a movement to change a sports team’s controversial name at McGill University, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta is saying the change is needed. From November 9 to November 12, in a non-binding referendum held by McGill’s student union, 5,856 students voted whether to change the name of the men’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201939 Views

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FrontRunners: a Story of Survival, Hope & Reconciliation to be Presented at Meaford Hall – The Meaford Independent

March 27, 2019 Imagine being bestowed the honour of running with the Pan American Games torch 800 kilometres and, while family and friends await your entrance into the stadium, you find yourself barred from entering. You are sent to a diner across the street, where you watch the opening ceremonies on TV. You watch as […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201958 Views

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Professional Cree basketball player visits Wiikwemkoong – Manitoulin Expositor

March 27, 2019 WIIKWEMKOONG—World-class Nehiyaw (Cree) basketball player Michael Linklater visited Wiikwemkoong this past weekend to offer a motivational talk and a hands-on basketball workshop during Noojmowin Teg Health Centre’s Mino-Bimaadiziwin conference. Mr. Linklater told the audience that both his grandparents attended residential school and his mother was taken in the Sixties Scoop. His mother […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201935 Views

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Cree hockey broadcast a Canadian first – CBC

Ex-NHLer John Chabot wants more games called in Indigenous languages Mar 25, 2019 “He shoots, he scores!” Or, as some viewers heard on Rogers Hometown Hockey for the first time on Sunday, “Kitâskwêw, pihtakwatâw!” The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network aired Sunday night’s game between the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes in Plains Cree — the […]

by aanationtalk on March 25, 2019100 Views

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Media Availability Invite: Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree Broadcast Team, March 23

Media Availability Invite: Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree Broadcast Team, March 23 On Saturday, March 23, please join Sportsnet and APTN for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the upcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree broadcast. This will include in-person and conference call media availabilities with the Cree-language broadcast team, as well as APTN and Sportsnet spokespeople. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2019503 Views

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Brady’s bunch – Winnipeg Free Press

The distance from Cross Lake First Nations to Sunrise, Fla. is nearly 3,500 kilometres, but the journey for Brady Keeper was infinitely longer, filled with countless obstacles along the way. If we’re being honest, it’s nothing short of remarkable that he’s arrived. Keeper, 22, inked his first pro contract this week, a two-year entry-level deal […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2019490 Views

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Treaty 3 Warriors finish as finalists at Mississauga tournament – Daily Miner and News

March 21, 2019 Treaty 3 First Nations young girls came together to form a Peewee girls’ team that travelled to Mississauga, Ont. for the Little Native Hockey League (LNHL) on March 11-14. The Treaty 3 Warriors fell in the Peewee D finals 2-1 against the Nipissing Lady Warriors. There was a total of 227 teams […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019461 Views

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In my blood’: Cree youth chases hockey dream – CBC

Israel Mianscum invited to upcoming Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft Mar 21, 2019 A young hockey player from Mistissini, Que., is getting a chance to chase a dream that began at the age of two, and to carry the considerable hockey hopes of the Quebec Cree Nation with him. Israel Mianscum has been invited to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019437 Views

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First-ever Indigenous NHL broadcast set for Sunday – Radio Canada International

March 21, 2019 Plenty of First Nations people have played in the National Hockey League and more are coming but to the best of anyone’s knowledge no NHL game has ever been broadcast in an Indigenous language. That will change Sunday night when the Montreal Canadiens visit the Carolina Hurricanes. The game will be called in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019462 Views

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MASRC: Announcement – 2018 Aboriginal Award Winners

The MASRC would like to present the 2018 Aboriginal Athletes, Coaches, and Volunteers of the year! Click for following links to view the Media Releases: Athlete of the Year Media Release Coach of the Year Media Release Volunteer of the Year Media Release Female Aboriginal Athlete Award – Kennesha Miswaggon from Cross Lake First Nation […]

by pnationtalk on March 21, 2019266 Views

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Manitoba First Nations hockey player signs contract with Florida Panthers – CBC

Brady Keeper, 22, played for Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard Mar 19, 2019 A Manitoban from Pimicikamak Cree Nation is headed to the National Hockey League. Brady Keeper, who played with the Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard before going on to play for the University of Maine hockey team, signed a two-year contract with the Florida Panthers. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201956 Views

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2019 Ontario Native Basketball Invitational – April 18-21

2019 Ontario Native Basketball Invitational (ONBI) 2020 Team Ontario NAIG Identifier April 18-21, 2019 Thunder Bay, Ontario The 5th edition of the Ontario Native Basketball Invitational is scheduled to take place in Thunder Bay, ON from April 18-21, 2019. The 2019 ONBI will kick off on Thursday evening with a social, featuring a welcome from an […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201965 Views

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I·SPARC’s 10 Year Stewardship Report

2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy. It is with great pride that we reflect on the important work that has taken place over the past decade and celebrate the transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous people across BC, resulting from our shared efforts. We are […]

by pmnationtalk on March 15, 201961 Views

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O’Reilly inviting First Nations team that endured racism to Blues game – Sportsnet

St. Louis Blues forward Ryan O’Reilly is in Kanata Thursday to take on the Ottawa Senators, and he brought some new friends with him. O’Reilly purchased 35 tickets for the entire First Nation Elites Bantam AAA hockey team and their parents to come watch his Blues take on the Senators at Canadian Tire Centre after […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201999 Views

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Historic broadcast: Believed to be first NHL game in Plain Cree language – Medicine Hat News

March 14, 2019 EDMONTON – History could be made later this month with the broadcast of what’s believed to be the first NHL game called in the Plains Cree language. The game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes is to air on Rogers Hometown Hockey on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network on March […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201954 Views

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Sportsnet and APTN Team Up to Deliver First Cree-Language NHL Broadcast, March 24

Sportsnet and APTN Team Up to Deliver First Cree-Language NHL Broadcast, March 24 Sportsnet ēkwa APTN wītahpisohtawak ta cikāstēpayitācik māci nistam nēhiyaw-pīkiskwēwin NHL cikāstēpayicikēwin, niska pīsim akimihci niso mitanow nēwosāp – Historic broadcast to take place in conjunction with Rogers Hometown Hockey stop in Enoch Cree Nation, Alta. – Clarence Iron, one of the “Cree […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2019116 Views

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The Government of Canada Is Taking Concrete Steps to Achieve Gender Equity in All Levels of Sport

WINNIPEG, March 14, 2019 Strong and powerful female role models inspire Canadian girls and young women to remain in sport and motivate them to become leaders. Although the majority of girls participate in sport in their early years, adolescent girls tend to drop out of sport at a much higher rate than boys, and women […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 201956 Views

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Little NHL hosts earning praise – Anishinabek News

March 14, 2019 MISSISSAUGA – They pulled it off. Representatives from Aamjiwnaang First Nation are earning kudos for the job they have done as hosts of this year’s Little Native Hockey League tournament, which wraps up today. The event, more commonly known as the Little NHL, has been held in Mississauga every year since 2013. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201985 Views

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Hydro One returns as the presenting sponsor of the 2019 Little Native Hockey League tournament, the largest Indigenous hockey tournament in Ontario – Electric Energy Online

March 14, 2019 Today (3/11), Hydro One returned as the presenting sponsor of the 48th Little Native Hockey League tournament, an indigenous-led event offering young players from across the province a safe place to compete. All week, participants are invited to Hydro One’s Hockey Experience room to participate in a range of off-ice activities including […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 201975 Views

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Dazzling opening ceremonies kick off 2019 Little NHL tournament – Anishinabek News

March 11, 2019 MISSISSAUGA – After the dazzling opening ceremonies on Sunday, the day has come for some puck action in the Little Native Hockey League tournament. Games in the 48th annual event, better known simply as the Little NHL, kicked off this Monday morning and continue until Thursday. About 550 matches will be staged […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 201964 Views

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Results from 2019 Northern Games Summit in Inuvik

Open or Download Result pdf file. Click on the link to see all 2019 results! NT4

by pmnationtalk on March 11, 201959 Views

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Manitoba Minor hockey teams change name from Mohawks to Mustangs – Global News

March 11, 2019 A Manitoba Minor Hockey Association is changing its name and image out of consideration for Indigenous people. The Mitchell Mohawks are now the Mitchell Mustangs. READ MORE: ‘It’s very derogatory’: Sport Manitoba open to banning use of term ‘midget’ Team president, Chris Picklyk, says there were no complaints about the old name, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 201957 Views

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Uplifting film, The Grizzlies, deals with tough issues – Welland Tribune

KUGLUKTUK, Nunavut — Audiences in remote northern Indigenous communities will be among the first to see the upcoming film “The Grizzlies,” based on the true story of Inuit youth playing lacrosse in a small Arctic community. A gala was held Wednesday in Kugluktuk, Nunavut — home to the sports team that inspired the story — […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201970 Views

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Birch Island man presented with Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Mar. 7 2019 A former chief of Whitefish River First Nation was one of eight Ontario citizens recognized with the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, the province’s second-highest civilian honour. Jim McGregor of Birch Island, a former Chief of Whitefish River First Nation, was acknowledged as a community leader and advocate for Indigenous rights. Channeling […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201979 Views

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