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NAIG Newsletter – MASRC

Attention all parents and communities ! Looking for all the latest information for Team MB for NAIG 2020. Check out our news letter here: NAIG Newsletter Read More: https://www.masrc.com/news_details.php?news_id=857

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City of Yellowknife: Tickets Officially Go on Sale for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2020

December 04, 2019 The City of Yellowknife and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN), have been working closely with Sportsnet and Scotiabank in the lead up to Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2020. The event will take place from February 5-8, 2020, in Yellowknife, located on Chief Drygeese Territory and the home of YKDFN. Today, […]

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16U female basketball players the right ‘fit’ for Team BC

Nothing has been more difficult in Terry Monture’s coaching career than narrowing down the roster for the 16U female basketball team that will represent B.C. at the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in July. “I have been coaching for 47 years and that was a tough, tough weekend,” said Monture, referring to the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201913 Views

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Grand Chief says Feds are sidelining Indigenous sports – National Observer

December 4th 2019 Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault tried to reassure a very “disappointed” and “discouraged” Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild on Wednesday that Indigenous sports had not fallen off the Trudeau government’s priority list. During the last Parliament, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed a series of ministers to be explicitly responsible for sport. In his […]

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Team BC NAIG 14U female basketball shooting for another medal

With a strong representation of players that reaches across the province, Team BC 14U female basketball coach Montanna Howe is returning to the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) with a checklist of two things. “I am super proud how we did in Toronto in 2017, winning silver against a very tough Wisconsin team, but the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201918 Views

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Physical Literacy for Communities BC Initiative – Application Intake 2020

Supported by the Province of British Columbia, the Sport for Life Society will be delivering the Physical Literacy for Communities – B.C. Initiative (PL4C-BC) to selected communities across the province. The purpose of the Initiative is to improve the development of physical literacy through a multi-sector community approach, leading to increased physical activity which positively impacts the health and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201921 Views

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Six Outstanding Indigenous Athletes from Vancouver Island Receive Prestigious Award!

Vancouver Island honours recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Six Outstanding Indigenous Athletes Receive Prestigious Award Duncan, BC (November 27, 2019) – The 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Vancouver Island Region. The Regional […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201933 Views

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North American Indigenous Games looking for 3,000 volunteers in Halifax – HalifaxToday.ca

From July 12-18 2020 the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2020 will take place in Nova Scotia. Since games are expected to bring over 5,250 athletes to the province over one week. “This event is going to be next level for all of us,” says Fiona Kirkpatrick-Parsons, Chair of the NAIG Host Society, who presented […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201930 Views

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ISWO announces Sport for Social Development (SSDIC) Funding

The funding will create additional opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to participate in sport, with the aim of creating positive social and community impacts for overall wellbeing. Ottawa – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced Friday at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, the receipt of federal funding in the amount of more than $1 million […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 201931 Views

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Exciting New Partnership between Athlete Institute and ISWO

Partnership aimed at supporting the development of young Indigenous athletes in Ontario, with best basketball development program in Canada. Toronto, Ontario – November 20, 2019 – The Athlete Institute and Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) are proud to announce a partnership, aimed at developing the great game of basketball for the Indigenous youth of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201953 Views

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‘Strong, resilient, Indigenous’: Women skate to victory at roller derby championships – APTN News

November 19, 2019 Inside the Claude-Robillard sports complex in Montreal, two borderless nations faced off in a full-contact, high intensity clash as part of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) International Championships Tournament – the Olympics of roller derby, according to the players. It’s not the kind of competition you see every day. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201935 Views

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The SHA cutting the Beardy’s Blackhawks shows it values money over social impacts – CBC

Nov 20, 2019 Blackhawks are Canada’s only elite AAA minor hockey program located on a First Nation. A proud 25-year tradition of Indigenous and non-Indigenous hockey talents coming together on the ice at Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation is set to come to a sudden and confusing end. This past week, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201936 Views

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Vancouver Coastal presents prestigious award to six outstanding Indigenous athletes!

Vancouver Coastal honours recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Vancouver, BC (November 19, 2019) – The 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Vancouver Coastal Region. The Regional Awards were presented during a formal celebration […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201925 Views

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YASC: NAIG is Approaching

NAIG is less than 8 months away!! Ahh.. We selected our coaches and mission staff this week, so we will meet within the coming weeks to discuss schedules for sport training and tryouts! If you are an athlete and looking to play send Rose an email at rose@yasc.ca You can now find a tentative sports […]

by aanationtalk on November 19, 201933 Views

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SIRC: Host a Camp or Clinic in your Community this Winter!

November 19, 2019 Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) – I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit organizations serving Indigenous youth from across the province to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201934 Views

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Indigenous workshop aims to make sports more inclusive – CBC

Nov 16, 2019 ‘I would love to see all coaches in the Windsor-Essex area take it’ A specialized coach’s workshop at the University of Windsor this weekend will focus on the needs of Indigenous athletes. The Aboriginal Coaching Module is a workshop through the National Coaching Certification Program. It’s designed with the idea that every […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201927 Views

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AB Government: Giving kids the chance to cheer at the Grey Cup

Nov 18, 2019 The Government of Alberta is partnering with the Canadian Football League, Calgary Stampeders and local organizations to give kids the chance to see the Grey Cup game. Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer, Calgary Stampeders players and alumni gave 50 tickets to young Albertans for the 107th […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201952 Views

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Long layoff no problem as NCN Flames beat Norway House by wide margins – Thompson Citizen

November 18, 2019 Having nearly four weeks off since their last game didn’t dull the skills of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) Flames, as they trounced the Norway House North Stars in Thompson and Nelson House Nov. 15-16. Lance Laycock, Henbry Muchikekwanape and Keenan Keeper got the Flames off to a quick start en route […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201928 Views

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Six outstanding Indigenous athletes from the Fraser Region receive prestigious award!

Surrey, BC (November 14, 2019) – The 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Fraser Region. The Regional Awards were presented during a formal celebration held at the Beecher Place Banquet Hall in Surrey, BC. The Fraser is the fourth […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201937 Views

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Indigenous athletes honoured for excellence – Merritt Herald

November 13, 2019 Six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Interior Region received the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Nov. 3 in Merritt during a formal celebration held at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. The Interior is the third of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council’s (I·SPARC) […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201929 Views

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Fleming College to pay tribute to Peterborough Century 21 Lakers

Peterborough ON (November 13, 2019) – Fleming College will pay tribute to the Peterborough Century 21 Lakers in honour of another successful season on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Members of the media and community are invited to attend this special celebration at Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough. The Mann Cup and other […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201942 Views

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A boost for B.C.’s arts, culture, community sport programs

Nov. 7, 2019 VICTORIA – British Columbians will have a variety of arts, culture and sport programs to enjoy in their community with support through B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants. “These programs bring people together, fostering community connections through art, cultural programming and athletic activities for all ages and abilities,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201951 Views

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Six Outstanding Youth Receive Prestigious Award in Merritt

Interior honours recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Merritt, BC (November 4, 2019) – The 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Interior Region. The Regional Awards were presented during a formal celebration held at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201935 Views

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Bonding with family and friends at the Masters Regional Tour – Sudbury.com

Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario stops in Sudbury on their tour to promote the 2021 Masters Indigenous Games Indigenous athletes from the Greater Sudbury area and beyond were invited to Cambrian College the weekend of Oct. 26, to participate in the Masters Regional Tour hosted by Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario (ISW). The Masters Regional […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201944 Views

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Indigenous hockey development camp gives opportunity to advance skills – and build leadership – CTV

October 30, 2019 REGINA – The opportunity for First Nations youth to get a cutting edge in hockey is becoming a reality. “It transcends culture,” said Tyadg McGauley, president of OM Hockey Systems. “It is our culture. Canada I always say is a young country and Canadian values to me mirror hockey values.” After playing […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201937 Views

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Northeast Premier’s Awards Recipients Honoured in Prince George

Northeast honours recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Six Outstanding Indigenous Athletes Receive Prestigious Award 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport, Northeast Regional Ceremony receiving line and recipients. Seated (L-R): Recipients Lisa Cunningham (accepting on behalf of Corey Cunningham), Samantha Wiley, Tessa Sturgeon, Wyatte Copeland, Nancy Moore, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201949 Views

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Climbing an act of decolonization for Indigenous women – CBC

Indigenous Womxn Climb is an invitation to rock climb into conversations about progress Oct 29, 2019 Erynne Gilpin is a Victoria-based researcher, PhD candidate and activist for Indigenous wellness, leadership and body governance. She says rock climbing can be a vehicle and metaphor for a lot more than movement and elevation. Gilpin is of mixed […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201969 Views

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CSSSPNQL: 15th Inter-Band Indigenous Games are a resounding success

Over the summer, the FNQLHSSC attended the opening ceremony for the 15th Inter-Band Indigenous Games in Uashat mak Mani-Utenam on the site of the Innu Nikamu festival. Francine Vincent, our Healthy Lifestyles Program Agent, looks back at this memorable event! After a parade of the 1,200 young athletes and their chaperones, dignitaries—including the Chief of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 2019117 Views

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Team Ontario Coaches Announced for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games

Coaches from communities across all regions of Ontario selected to lead more than four hundred Indigenous athletes in fourteen sport competitions. Mississauga, Ontario – October 29, 2019 – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO), the designated Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body (P/TASB) for Ontario, announced Tuesday its roster of coaches who will lead more than four […]

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Strong field competes at 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Canoe and Kayak Championships

A strong field of athletes competed at the 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Canoe and Kayak Championships as they look to paddle their way onto the provincial team, which will compete at the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) next year. A total of 65 athletes competed at the provincial championships hosted in partnership with […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201946 Views

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Northwest Honours Recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport!

Northwest Honours Recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport! Hazelton, BC (October 24, 2019) – The 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Northwest Region. The Regional Awards were presented during a formal celebration held at […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201953 Views

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Olympian Mary Spencer Named Recipient of the 2019 Randy Starkman Award

TORONTO (October 23, 2019) The Canadian Olympic Committee awarded two-time Olympian Mary Spencer with the 2019 Randy Starkman Award on Wednesday at the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The award, in honour of 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Randy Starkman, recognizes a national team athlete who has used their sporting excellence to benefit […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201938 Views

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Presents Inaugural Order of Sport Award to the Class of 2019

Calgary, May 23, 2019 – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame revealed eight Canadian champions who will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame this Fall. The six Athletes and two “Builders” will be awarded the country’s highest sporting honour for their sports accomplishments and, beyond the win, their contribution to building Canada through sport. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201958 Views

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Top Indigenous Athletes to Receive the Prestigious Tom Longboat Award

October 23, 2019 Aboriginal Sport Circle – Ottawa, ON — The Aboriginal Sport Circle is pleased to announce the 2019 winners of the prestigious Tom Longboat Award. Cameron Gayleard is named the male Aboriginal athlete of the year and Lyric Atchison named female Aboriginal athlete of year. The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019129 Views

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MASRC: Cycle Indigena Winnipeg

This program originated from the realization of transportation barriers that Indigenous students face after they have moved from their home community to pursue their studies in the city of Winnipeg. Through discussions with Indigenous students, the MASRC found that they are limited to certain types of transportation and as a result lack a sense of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201950 Views

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Archery Zone Trials scheduled for 2020 BC Winter Games

Indigenous athletes who want to take a shot at competing in archery at the Fort St. John 2020 BC Winter Games will have their opportunity as the Zone Trials are set to take place in November and December. A partnership was announced in August between the BC Games Society, The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201962 Views

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Ethan Bear fitting in well on Edmonton Oilers blue line – Edmonton Sun

The Edmonton Oilers always believed Ethan Bear would become a solid NHL defenceman and so far this season, he’s proving them right. Heading into the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, Bear had solidified a spot on the blue line, creating a solid partnership with Darnell Nurse. Bear, 22, is averaging almost 20 minutes […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201948 Views

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Vancouver Island’s West Coast going wild about cycling – Chemainus Valley Courier

Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail Oct. 17, 2019 The West Coast has already ridden a literal wilderness wave to becoming perhaps Vancouver Island’s most popular wilderness attraction. Now, in addition to the sufboard, the Pacific Rim ride is poised to add two wheels. The buzz is building […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201954 Views

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Canadian football team offering scholarship to indigenous student-athletes – The Post Millennial

For the record, “Indian” Jack Jacobs was not your typical ‘Indian boy’ from Muskogee. Born in Holdenville, Okla. Jack Jacobs grew up to hostile messages on storefront signs, which read, “No dogs or Indians allowed.” At the time, he did not speak a word of English and was raised in a world that saw him […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201943 Views

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VanPlay master plan sets course for Vancouver’s next 50 years

VanPlay will give this Board—and Boards well into the future—the powerful tools, lenses and rationale to build an equitable and connected parks and recreation system. Stuart Mackinnon, Chair, Vancouver Park Board October 10 2019 – The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has endorsed the final two reports of VanPlay, the city’s parks and recreation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201991 Views

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Q&A: The intersection of sports and art from an Indigenous perspective – Sportsnet.ca

What is the relationship between sports and art? How do you juxtapose the history of native art in Canada with modern day references? Indigenous artist Brian Jungen tackled all of these complex issues in his exhibit, “Brian Jungen Friendship Centre,” at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Jungen’s art is a commentary on how professional sports […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201930 Views

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Retired NHL right winger Jordin Tootoo inspires Indigenous community in London – Anishinabek News

LONDON— In late September, an audience gathered to hear Jordin Tootoo, retired right winger with National Hockey League (NHL) club the Chicago Blackhawks, speak about his career and life experiences as the first player of Inuk descent to suit up in the NHL. The speaking engagement was at the 13th Annual Fundraising Breakfast held on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201928 Views

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In the ring: boxing program helping Indigenous youth grow stronger in every way – Nanaimo News NOW

Oct 06, 2019 NANAIMO — Local Indigenous youth are learning boxing is much more than how to land a punch. The program Team 700, sponsored by the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and supported by local athletes, teaches Indigenous youth discipline, patience and endurance for any type of challenge. The team has now reformed with the same […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201933 Views

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I·SPARC: Apply to Become a FitNation Leader!

December 10-12, 2019 Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel Musqueam Territory, Richmond, BC Application: FitNation Application Submit your application today and join 100+ FitNation leaders delivering programs across the province! Twelve successful applicants will enjoy 3 days of experiential learning, mastering the dynamic movements of FitNation, led by Master Facilitators and FitNation Mentors. The FitNation program is in high-demand […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201950 Views

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YASC: Call for Coaches & Mission Staff

We are gearing up for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games! We are looking for sport volunteers for coaching and mission staff positions! Here are the links! Down load them and send this to rose@yasc.ca or drop them off at the office! 2020 Coaching Applicaitons.docx 2020 Mission Staff Applicaiton.docx Athlete Interest.docx NT5

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201959 Views

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I·SPARC: 2019 Regional Engagement & Awards Celebrations

I·SPARC is pleased to announce the dates for our annual series of Regional Engagement Meetings in each of the six regions across the province of BC this fall. These regional meetings provide an opportunity for individuals and leaders working in the areas of sport, recreation, physical activity, fitness, health, and youth programming to gather and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201958 Views

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Field of dreams: New ball diamond unveiled at northern Ontario Indigenous high school a ‘safe place’ – CBC

Field reconstruction possible through a grant from, and partnership with, Toronto Blue Jays Oct 03, 2019 Indigenous high school students attending a school near Sioux Lookout, Ont., have a brand new baseball field to play on thanks to a partnership with, and grant from, the Toronto Blue Jays. The Northern Nishnawbe Education Council held an […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201948 Views

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The long campaign to change McGill’s varsity name – Macleans.ca

Decades of protest ended in success after McGill students voted to remove ‘Redmen’ from their athletes’ jerseys Oct 3, 2019 Tomas Jirousek, a fourth-year varsity rower at McGill and a member of the Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta, spent the third year of his undergraduate career working to change the name of McGill’s varsity […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201946 Views

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After 3 month canoe journey, professional lacrosse paddles into Halifax – Globalnews.ca

October 1, 2019 The Halifax Thunderbirds professional lacrosse team traded in their lacrosse sticks for canoe paddles this summer. Team owner and general manager Curt Styres, along with a rotating group of players and supporters undertook a 92-day canoe crusade from Six Nations, Ont., to deliver professional lacrosse to Nova Scotia. Nearly 2,000 km’s later […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201941 Views

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Durston, Carleton, Wammes collect medals – Chatham Daily News

September 30, 2019 Durston wins silver at world lacrosse Wallaceburg’s Jordan Durston of Walpole Island First Nation won a silver medal with the Iroquois Nationals at the world indoor lacrosse championship in Langley, B.C. Durston had three assists in a 19-12 loss to Canada in the gold-medal game Saturday. He finished with seven goals and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201940 Views

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