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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, 201764 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, 201767 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, 201755 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, 201745 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, 201793 Views

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GNU: Coach Home Study Program

September 07, 2017 Would you like to become a trained coach? Whether you’re interested in coaching a community sports team or Nunavut’s athletes at the Arctic Winter Games, you can now register for the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The NCCP home study program is designed for all types of coaches and can be completed […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201795 Views

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Six Nations all-stars return to Brock in lacrosse friendlies – Erie Media

Brock University press release – As Brock University continues to grow its partnership with the indigenous community, the Brock Badgers lacrosse teams are set to host the Six Nations All-Stars in a pair of exhibition games for the second straight year. The pair of friendly matchups against the Six Nations teams will take place this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201769 Views

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This Summer, Sports Made us Proud

GATINEAU, September 6, 2017 The Government of Canada is proud to have supported our athletes as they prepared for a Canada 150 summer schedule filled with events across the country. Every week brought a new sporting competition where Canadian athletes faced their opponents and challenged themselves to excel and reach for the podium. Through our […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201793 Views

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Call for applications: Team Nunavut 2018 Arctic Winter Games Mission staff

Would you like to support Nunavut athletes at an international event? Here’s your chance! The Sport and Recreation division of Community and Government Services is accepting applications for mission staff to represent Team Nunavut at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in South Slave, NWT, from March 18-24, 2018. For application forms, please email SportProgramRegistration@gov.nu.ca or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2017165 Views

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OACP and Canadian Tire Partnering to Promote JumpStart

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) will plan to announce details of a partnership that will offer an exciting new opportunity for Ontario police officers to help young people in need to participate in sports and physical activities within their community.  The announcement is expected sometime in […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 201767 Views

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STC Honours Athletes at Canadian Ultimate Championships

August 30, 2017 The Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Vice Chief Mark Arcand gave the closing remarks at the 2017 Canadian Ultimate Championships. Over 650 athletes from across Canada participated in the tournament. The Canadian Ultimate Championships (CUC) Series is a series of provincial and national tournaments geared toward Ultimate teams. The CUC series takes place every […]

by pmnationtalk on August 30, 2017126 Views

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ASC 2017 Summit – October 14-15, 2017 (Whitehorse)

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 @ The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre: 1171 Front Street, Whitehorse Reserve your guest rooms at fdm@westmarkwhitehorse.com by the September 22nd deadline Westmark Hotels, 201 Wood Street, Whitehorse ($150 including breakfast) Friday October […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017107 Views

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Registration Open for 2017 Regional Leader Training Sessions

Aboriginal RunWalk and Honour Your Health Challenge Leader Training Victoria, BC (August 23, 2017) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 Regional Leader Training Sessions (RTS), offered through the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA), in partnership with SportMedBC. The RTS are offered to individuals working […]

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 201797 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 coed division, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2017200 Views

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Basketball NWT Announces Coaches for 2018 Arctic Winter Games

Basketball NWT is proud to announce its coaches for the upcoming 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Fort Smith and Hay River. BNWT is very lucky to have such a qualified and enthusiastic coaching staff taking part in the north’s premier sporting event. Aaron Wells will be coaching the U18 Juvenile Boys team in Fort Smith. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2017113 Views

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Call for Host Communities for the 2017/18 BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps

The 2017/18 Host Application Process has been launched for First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, and Indigenous organizations to apply to host event(s) within the 2017/18 series of BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps. Successful community hosts will be awarded a Hosting Grant to help offset the majority, if not all, of the event operating […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2017104 Views

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

I·SPARC Launches Nomination Process to Honour Outstanding Young Indigenous Athletes in B.C. Victoria, B.C. (August 9, 2017) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, is launching the nomination process for the 2017 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017129 Views

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Alberta Indigenous Games kick off in Edmonton – CBC

Youth from across the province are in Edmonton competing in sports and learning about Indigenous culture Aug 15, 2017 The competition is heating up at the Alberta Indigenous Games this week. Every second year, Indigenous youth from across the province descend on the Edmonton area to try new sports and sharpen their skills at others. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2017108 Views

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Triumph, tears and spirit – Winnipeg Free Press

It’s all over now, this whirlwind that whipped through Winnipeg, this summer storm of youthful Canadian potential. After two weeks of heat and sweat, after tears and triumph and 745 medals, the 2017 Canada Games are over. And in the last act of these Games, their farewell performance, visitors here saw the spirit of Manitoba. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201774 Views

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Government of Saskatchewan Congratulates First Nations Summer Games Participants

August 11, 2017 The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to congratulate participants of the 2017 Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games as the athletes make their way home. Hosted by File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, the games took place in Regina from August 6-11.  The event welcomed approximately 5,000 athletes, coaches, chaperones and officials from 74 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2017162 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nations Summer/Winter Games renamed after founder Tony Cote – Globalnews.ca

August 11, 2017 The Saskatchewan First Nations Summer/Winter Games will now be known as the Tony Cote First Nations Summer/Winter Games to honour its founder. Tony Cote started the games in 1974. He said that at the time, he noticed that many First Nations youth under 20 were excluded by non-Indigenous sports team and he […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201776 Views

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2017 National Tom Longboat Awards – Call for Nominations

The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes for their outstanding contributions to sport in Canada. With a few exceptions, the Awards have been given out every year since its inauguration. It remains the longest standing and one of the most prestigious awards for Aboriginal athletes in the country. As a program […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017128 Views

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Young athletes set sights on gold at Summer Games – Eagle Feather News

August 10, 2017 Thousands of athletes participating from 74 Indigenous communities from 10 tribal councils and under a dozen of independent communities are participating in the First Nations Summer Games, hosted by the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) in Regina. Two athletes from Team Woodland are taking part in their first summer games. Sadie […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201796 Views

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Team made up of residential school survivors recognized by Hockey Hall of Fame – CBC

Sagkeeng Oldtimers team started in 1978 and competed around the world Aug 08, 2017 A special collection of artifacts from a northern Manitoba hockey team made up of residential school survivors is headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame Museum in Toronto. The items — including jerseys, banners and special memorabilia — from the Sagkeeng […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017102 Views

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Moose Cree FN: 2018 Little NHL Committee Required

We are once again the proud hosts for the 2018 Little NHL Event that will be in the city of Mississauga on March 11th – 15th, 2018. We are looking to fill six Committee Member Volunteer positions to assist in the administration and planning of the 2018 Little NHL. Interested individuals are to submit their […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201781 Views

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Running can improve mental health: Sask. First Nations Summer Games coach – Globalnews.ca

The Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games kicked off in Regina Sunday and thousands of kids from 74 first nations communities are competing for gold in a wide variety of sports, from track and field to soccer. All coaches want their kids to succeed and File Hills Qu’Appelle (FHQ) Tribal Council athletics supervisor Ken Thomas hopes […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201755 Views

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Kingsclear First Nation hosts 2017 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games

August 04, 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Kingsclear First Nation is hosting the 2017 New Brunswick Indian Summer Games from Aug. 7 to 11. “Athletes from First Nation communities in New Brunswick come together each summer to celebrate their culture, wellness and quality of life through sport,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017187 Views

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Team New Brunswick captures 16 medals at North American Indigenous Games

August 04, 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Team New Brunswick brought home 16 medals from the 2017 North American Indigenous Games held in Toronto in July. “I congratulate the medal winners and all the amazing athletes who competed at this important international event,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017194 Views

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The North American Indigenous Games at McMaster “increased Indigenous understanding and awareness” – Daily News McMaster

August 2, 2017 If you were around McMaster University from July 16-21 you would have noticed the hive of activity as campus served as a hub for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Host society members, mission staff, officials, and more than 2,180 athletes were housed in the Athlete’s Village for the duration of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017199 Views

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Calgary city council votes to continue exploring 2026 Winter Olympics bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 3, 2017 Calgary city council has voted to continuing exploring a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The Calgary Bid Exploration Committee presented council Wednesday with an option not to move forward with the bid, and another option to keep exploring potential funding opportunities. Council endorsed the second choice, saying it […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017116 Views

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Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Ministers Receive Progress Report on Physical Activity and Collaborate on Concussions in Sport

Winnipeg, Manitoba, July 28, 2017 – Federal, provincial and territorial (F/P/T) Ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation held a two-day conference to continue the work undertaken toward the advancement of sport, physical activity and recreation in Canada. They also highlighted the high quality of the organization and facilities in place for the 2017 Canada […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017132 Views

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Government of Saskatchewan Congratulates NAIG Team Saskatchewan

July 28, 2017 The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to add their congratulations to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Team Saskatchewan as the athletes make their way home. The ninth annual NAIG were held in Toronto from July 16-23.  Team Saskatchewan finished second overall with a medal count of 166 including 65 gold. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 2017102 Views

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IRC: Tournament-Low 34 Helps Curtis Banksland Claim Billy Joss Open Title

JULY 27, 2017 The Billy Joss Open celebrated its 30th anniversary last weekend in Ulukhaktok. The tournament, played on the world’s most northern nine-hole course, is always a hit! In the men’s division, Curtis Banksland gave himself a three-shot lead after shooting a tournament-low 34 in the first round of the Open. But a strong second […]

by pmnationtalk on July 28, 2017133 Views

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Alberni athletes succeed at North American Indigenous Games – BCLocalNews.com

Jul 26, 2017 Several Port Alberni athletes have returned home from the North American Indigenous Games, many of them with medals. The games took place in Toronto this year, and involved 5600 athletes from all over North America. Port Alberni had three wrestlers taking part in the games, as well as manager Wilma Keitlah. Jayden […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201765 Views

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Sam-Finlay helps Team B.C. to gold – Pique Newsmagazine

Mount Currie hoopster strong at NAIG in Toronto In the city that boasts “We the North” for its basketball team, Mount Currie’s Quinn Sam-Finlay helped Team B.C. defend the north from a couple potential American threats. At the North American Indigenous Games, B.C. posted a pristine 6-0 record in the U16 men’s tournament in Toronto. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201772 Views

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Swimmers shatter records at Indigenous Games – Western Wheel

Jul 26, 2017 Open minds led to record breaking performances at the North American Indigenous Games. Okotoks’ Alycia Weber and DeWinton’s Justin Lisoway and the prolific swim team set the pace for Team Alberta with 51 medals in the pool at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto. “It was a really different experience,” […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201750 Views

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Team BC Wins Overall Team Title for 2017 NAIG

Last Day of Competitions Brings Team BC’s Medal Count to 176 Toronto, ON – After a week of competitions at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), Team BC has won the Overall Team Title. Team BC competed in 13 sports and won a total of 176 medals (65 gold, 57 Silver, 54 bronze) over […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017212 Views

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Edmonton Oilers: Ethan Bear Honoured During Assembly of First Nations – Oil On Whyte

Edmonton Oilers prospect Ethan Bear already has an impressive resume and continues to add to it as time goes on. The Assembly of First Nations honoured Bear in Regina Tuesday for his accomplishments and already outstanding career. The 2017 WHL defenceman of the year had a breakout campaign and led the Seattle Thunderbirds to a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201787 Views

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ASWCO: Indigenous Leadership & Sport Camp Hosted by The University of Guelph

ASWCO: Indigenous Leadership & Sport Camp Hosted by The University of Guelph August 14 – 18, 2017 Ages 14-18 NT5

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017180 Views

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Team BC’s Badminton, Basketball and Soccer win Gold!

Athletics, Swimming, Lacrosse and Softball Bring in 45 Medals, Bringing Team BC’s Total to 181 Toronto, ON – Team BC’s badminton team earned two gold medals in their final matches, a first in Team BC history. Team BC has not earned a gold medal in badminton since the 2008 NAIG. Jarin Davison and Kyler Wilson beat […]

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017113 Views

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The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay to make its final stop: Winnipeg!

2017 Canada Summer Games – Winnipeg, MB, July 25, 2017 – Manitoba’s capital and host city of the 2017 Canada Summer Games will welcome the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay tomorrow, as torchbearers of all ages carry the Roly McLenahan Torch along 67 legs through the streets of Winnipeg.  With the Games just days away, 2017 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017120 Views

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Team Yukon returns from North American Indigenous Games with 22 medals

July 25, 2017 Over 130 Team Yukon athletes returned from the 2017 North American Indigenous Games on Sunday with 22 medals from archery, athletics, canoe, kayak, swimming and wrestling. Quotes “Congratulations to all the athletes! The North American Indigenous Games were an important opportunity to support Indigenous athletic development across the Yukon and Canada. I […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201788 Views

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The North American Indigenous Games: A week that will be etched in our memories

WENDAKE, QC, July 25, 2017  – It was with smiles on their faces that team EDN’s athletes returned home on Sunday after the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which took place from July 16 to 23, 2017, came to a close in Toronto. In the heat of the summer, team EDN’s 292 athletes performed remarkably well at the Games, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017289 Views

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North American Indigenous Games – Darrell Fox Release

July 25, 2017 – Toronto Ontario Terry Fox’s brother Darrell Fox shares Metis ancestry with North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2017 at Closing Ceremonies in Toronto. At the 2017 NAIG Toronto Closing Ceremonies this past weekend Darrell Fox was able to share the families indigenous history with young athletes from all over Canada and the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017193 Views

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Local athletes medal at Indigenous Games – Daily Herald Tribune

July 24, 2017 All four Team Alberta volleyball teams medaled at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held in Toronto July 16-23. Three of the provincial teams (U16 girls, U19 boys and U19 girls) were compiled of athletes and coaches from Grande Prairie and the Peace Country. The teams trained in GP before the NAIG. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201791 Views

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Indigenous Games a success – Unifor

July 24, 2017 The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games have officially drawn to a close. Unifor partnered with the Games to sponsor medal ceremonies and the week-long Cultural Festival which featured Indigenous music, arts and live entertainment. More than 70 members and staff volunteered at various sporting events and also greeted athletes and visitors […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201773 Views

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Aboriginal Sport Circle: 2018 NAHC Financial Support

July 24, 2017 Good day PTASB reps. I am pleased to confirm that the ASC has secured funds to assist with your selection and preparation for the 2018 NAHC to be held May 6-12, 2018 in NS. In order to be eligible for this financial support, I will need to receive your player try out […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017180 Views

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Kashechewan First Nation Youth Journey Down the Albany River

Kashechewan First Nation Youth Journey Down the Albany River July 24, 2017- Mushkegowuk Council, Moose Factory, Ontario Grand Chief Jonathan Solomon congratulates and welcomes back the Kashechewan Youth who paddled the mighty Albany River which started from Constance Lake, Ontario. “Grand Chief Solomon says these Youth paddled for 14 days, 415 kms down the Albany […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017164 Views

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Our Athletes from Mushkegowuk Aski – NAIG 2017

Our Athletes from Mushkegowuk Aski – NAIG 2017 July 24, 2017- Mushkegowuk Council, Moose Factory, Ontario; Our Athletes from various First Nations of Mushkegowuk Aski are on their way home after competing in various sporting events at NAIG 2017 in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. Some of the athletes have won a few medals in different […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 2017114 Views

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Province Celebrates Athletes’ Performance at the North American Indigenous Games

July 24, 2017 The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today invites all residents to join him in congratulating the athletes from the province who recently competed at the North American Indigenous Games held in Toronto, Ontario, July 16-23. Team Newfoundland and Labrador is bringing home a total of 34 medals from the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2017137 Views

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