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MASRC: Grant Application

Funding Opportunity: Deadline October 31 Does your community or organization need help to build, revitalize, expand or refine a safe play space for children or youth? If so fill out this: http://file:///C:/Users/MASRC.TeamManitoba/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/3HQIH2A2/2019_Field_of_Dreams_Initial_Application.pdf If you have any questions please email Leah Ferguson at: leah.ferguson@sportmanitoba.ca NT5

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Toronto Wolfpack forward Cory Paterson retires, says it’s been a ‘fun ride’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 15, 2018 By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto Wolfpack forward Cory Paterson has announced his retirement from rugby league. “It’s been a dream come true to play the sport I love professionally for the last 13 years but it’s time for me to hang the boots up,” the 31-year-old Australian wrote […]

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Right To Play’s The Heroes Gala raises a record sum of $2.825 million to help children rise above their challenges

Decorated Olympian Caroline Ouellette; National Bank President & CEO Louis Vachon; and youth leaders honoured TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2018 – For a fifth consecutive year, Right To Play hosted last night its annual fundraising event, The Heroes Gala, which this year raised a new record sum of $2.825 million to protect, empower and educate children […]

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I·SPARC: Fall Regional Sessions & Premier’s Awards

I·SPARC is hosting a Regional Engagement Session & the Premier’s Awards in your area – Register Today! This fall, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is conducting a province-wide engagement process that will result in a renewed provincial strategy for Indigenous sport, physical activity and recreation in BC. These Regional Engagement Sessions […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201832 Views

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Halifax Coaches needed- NAIG 2020

An open letter to all our coaches Dear Community Coaches, As an organization one of our promises to our athletes, coaches and chaperones from NAIG 2017 was to have more time together training, playing and getting to know each other. In order to do so we must select our coaches fairly far in advance. At […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201831 Views

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U of Waterloo: Olympians and Paralympians headline human rights in sport conference

October 10, 2018 Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, Bruce Kidd, Beckie Scott and Josh Vander Vies have all represented Canada at the world’s biggest sporting event: The Olympic and Paralympic Games. These four superstar athletes will share their valuable views and insight with fellow athletes, academic researchers and sports industry leaders on Thursday, October 11 when Western University’s […]

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Student athlete navigating the waters of success – UM Today

October 9, 2018 — Since summer 2017, kayaking superstar – and current University of Manitoba student – James Lavallée has shown no signs of slowing down. The 21-year-old Métis science student won three medals for Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, was named one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 finalists and received the […]

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ASWCO Announces Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations for Board of Directors

October 9, 2018 – Mississauga, Ontario – The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) announced Tuesday official notice of its 2018 Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 9:30 am in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the Valhalla Inn Hotel. 2018 ASWCO AGM Agenda i. Welcome and Introduction by the […]

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Meet one of the real lacrosse players behind the film The Grizzlies – CBC

Born and raised in Kugluktuk, Kyle Aviak says it was surreal seeing his story on the big screen Oct 08, 2018 Inspired by true events, The Grizzlies follows a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, depicting their struggles, as they gain a sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse. The film […]

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Penguins goalie Matt Murray to donate $15 per save to Thunder Bay, Ont., charities – CBC

Thunder Bay-born NHL player announces Saves MATTer program Oct 03, 2018 Two Thunder Bay, Ont., charities will be cheering extra loud for Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray this season. The Thunder Bay-born Murray announced the Saves MATTer program on Wednesday. For each save he makes during the 2018-2019 NHL season, he’ll donate $15, which will […]

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MASRC: Notice of AGM

NOTICE TO ALL GENERAL MEMBERS of the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council Inc. The MASRC 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Sport for Life Centre (in the Sport Hall of Fame Museum) 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg 11:00 am Start For more information please contact: Mel Whitesell, Executive Director Email: mel.whitesell@sportmanitoba.ca […]

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City of Calgary: City Launches Public Engagement on 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Potential Bid

October 02, 2018 Starting this week, The City is asking Calgarians to provide their feedback about whether or not The City should proceed with a bid to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (the Games). City Council will consider a range of information before making a decision whether to support a potential bid, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 3, 201832 Views

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MASRC: Kidsport Equipment Program Announcement

Effective October 1, 2018 The Kidsport Manitoba Equipment program is no longer operating. Unfortunately the warehouse space we have had for the last 12 years is no longer available. We are very sorry for any issues or inconvenience this will provide for our families. The MASRC has taken over the operation and ownership of the […]

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Aboriginal coaching module to be offered – Lethbridge Herald

October 2, 2018. LETHBRIDGE HERALD The NCCP Aboriginal Coaching Module will be offered Oct. 27 at the Lethbridge Sport Council Community Room located in Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre. This module is intended for all coaches, managers, teachers, groups and organizations working with Aboriginal youth in physical activity, recreation and sport. Cost to register is $15. […]

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Winners of the Tom Longboat 2018 National Awards Announced

The Aboriginal Sport Circle is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the prestigious Tom Longboat Award. Michael Linklater (SK) is named the male Aboriginal athlete of year and Jocelyne Larocque (MB) named female Aboriginal athlete of year. The Tom Longboat award was established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes for their outstanding contributions to […]

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MASRC: Call for Hockey Coaches

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UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete database to celebrate achievements – CBC

A list of almost 200 elite athletes is now available to the public Sep 27, 2018 Recalling the names of Canadian athletes may be easy for some, but what about Canadian Indigenous athletes? A Kinesiology professor at the University Windsor has compiled a database of 173 elite Indigenous athletes and will be presenting the work […]

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It’s a long time coming’: B.C. Sports Hall of Fame honours Indigenous athletes – CBC

Olympic wrestler hopes exhibit gives today’s Indigenous youth pride in their identity Sep 26, 2018 The B.C. Sports Hall of Fame is highlighting the province’s Indigenous sports stars with a new installation. The hall held a kick-off event for its new Indigenous Sport Gallery Tuesday, a permanent, 1,000-square foot exhibit to honour Indigenous athletes, explore […]

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Minister Duncan Recognizes the Hard Work and Dedication of Canadian Coaches in Celebration of National Coaches Week

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU, September 22, 2018 Coaches across Canada are great role models for our athletes and youth. These hard-working and dedicated men and women, from the grassroots to professional levels, are helping Canadians live active, healthy lives. Our government is proud to join the Coaching Association of Canada in recognizing the outstanding work […]

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Documentary challenges outdoor sports enthusiasts to reflect on their relationship to the land – CBC

The Radicals takes its audience beyond the slopes and beaches, into First Nations communities Sep 19, 2018 A new documentary is challenging outdoor sports enthusiasts to look at the landscapes they visit in a different way — through stories from several First Nations communities in B.C. working to protect or repair their territory from the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201837 Views

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NU Government: National Coaches Week

17 September 2018  National Coaches Week is September 22 to 30, and Nunavummiut are encouraged to say thanks and celebrate the positive impact coaches have on our athletes and communities. Let’s put a spotlight on volunteer coaches by saying a big thank you! Use social media with the hashtag #ThanksCoach to recognize the wonderful […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201859 Views

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A league of their own: How First Nations in northern Ontario strengthen community through baseball – CBC

Summer softball league has teams from 8 First Nations; promotes volunteerism, mentoring, community spirit Sep 17, 2018 Faith Cameron sits at the end of the dugout bench at one of the Kenora Recreation Centre’s baseball diamonds, clipboard in-hand, as she calls out the names of the next three batters due up. Cameron, an 18-year-old from […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 201850 Views

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Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers support indigenous communities

Credits: Edmonton Journal Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation are committing $85,000 over three years to the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program in support of the Ever Active Schools initiative which helps facilitate sport and physical activity in Indigenous communities.

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2018186 Views

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I·SPARC: National Coaches Week!

The week of September 22-30th, 2018 is National Coaches Week, a time to celebrate the positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. The annual campaign is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by saying #ThanksCoach! Coaches are a valuable contributor to communities across Canada.  I·SPARC wishes to recognize and thank […]

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Local athlete, Jessina Goodswimmer plays on gold medal winning team at Alberta Indigenous Games – Smoky River Express

The fifth annual Alberta Indigenous Games (AIG) took place at Edmonton’s Callingwood Park from August 15 to August 19. Master of ceremonies, Stanley Isadore, an actor recognized for his roles in “The Academy” and “Blackstone” TV series, introduced the grand entry of Chiefs, other dignitaries and guests of honour along with athletes, coaches, dancers and […]

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Calgary 2026 BidCo Announces draft Hosting Plan Concept

Together we will shape the Games CALGARY, Sept. 11, 2018 – Calgary 2026 Bid Corporation today released details of the draft Hosting Plan Concept it intends to discuss with Calgarians leading up to a municipal plebiscite on November 13, 2018. Drawing on previous exploratory work, Calgary 2026 has conducted a rigorous analysis utilizing subject matter experts in Games operations and urban […]

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Calgary Olympic Bid Corp. sees long term housing benefits to hosting 2016 Games – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 11, 2018  By Lauren Krugel THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ A draft plan for a potential Calgary 2026 Olympic bid says the event could create more affordable housing in a region that badly needs it and provide a welcome jolt to the provincial economy. “Calgary has one of the lowest stocks of […]

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Sask. hockey prospect in Germany first from his First Nation to play pro – CBC

‘I feel privileged to play it every single day’: Dayliin Smallchild Sep 11, 2018 Hockey has been a part of Dayliin Smallchild’s life for as long as he can remember. Now he is set to become the first person from his First Nation to play professional hockey. Smallchild, 21, is a Cree man from the […]

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The governments of Canada and Yukon invest in new Arena in Carmacks

Carmacks, Yukon, September 7, 2018—Investing in recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The governments of Canada and Yukon recognize that strategic investments in infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic communities while creating good jobs and helping grow the Northern economy. Today, the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201839 Views

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Lawyer for Indigenous activist applauds Indians for removing logo – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2018 TORONTO _ The Cleveland Indians’ decision not to use their Chief Wahoo logo in Toronto on Thursday night was applauded by a lawyer representing an Indigenous activist. “We were very pleased to see that the team decided not to use the logo at the game in Toronto,” Lenczner Slaght lawyer […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201841 Views

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28 First Nation fastball teams vie for AONFC – Fort McMurray Today

September 5, 2018 A decades’ long sports tradition amongst Ontario First Nations was held the last weekend in August. Six divisions of 28 fastball teams battled it out on ball diamonds in Sudbury and Sagamok Anishnawabek First Nation, all vying for bragging rights in the 47th annual All Ontario Native Fastball Championship (AONFC). The games […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201847 Views

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Aboriginal Team Ontario NAHC Tryouts – Oct 13, 2018 Rama First Nation, ON

The second Aboriginal Team Ontario tryouts for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) for males and females born between 2001 – 2004  will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at MASK Arena in Rama First Nation. Date: October 13, 2018 Arena: MASK Arena (Mnjikaning Sports Complex) 6145 Rama Rd. Rama, ON L3V6H6 Time: 11:00am – […]

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Aboriginal Team Ontario – NAHC Tryout – Sept 22, 2018 Sault Ste. Marie, ON

The first Aboriginal Team Ontario tryouts for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) for males and females born between 2001 – 2004  will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the GFL Memorial Gardens Arena, in Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Date: September 22, 2018 Arena: GFL Memorial Gardens Arena 269 Queen St. E Sault Ste. […]

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I·SPARC: Registration Open for 2018 Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions

Aboriginal RunWalk & Honour Your Health Challenge Leader Training The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2018 Healthy Living Leader Training Sessions, offered through the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA), in partnership with SportMedBC. Healthy Living Leader Training is offered to those interested in delivering the Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2018115 Views

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I·SPARC: Call for Nominations – Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

Victoria, B.C.  – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, is launching the nomination process for the 2018 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Indigenous athletes who excel in performance sport […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 201886 Views

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Cape Breton softball team becomes first-ever full-Indigenous club to represent Nova Scotia at masters fast pitch championship – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — For the first time in Nova Scotia history, a full-Indigenous softball team will represent the province at the 2018 Canadian Men’s Masters Fast Pitch Championship this week. The Mi’kmaq All-Stars, comprised of athletes from three First Nations communities including Indian Brook, Eskasoni and We’koqma’q, will participate in the five-day tournament, beginning Wednesday […]

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MNO citizens win fishing tournament – MNO

The father/daughter team of Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizens Amber and Bruce Griffiths led from start to finish at the Bronzeback Classic fishing tournament in Kenora. The annual tournament took place on July 21 and 22 and drew families, friends, local anglers, summer residents and youth competitors. The team with the heaviest combined Smallmouth […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 201856 Views

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Denny named Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia chef de mission for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games – Cape Breton Post

ESKASONI, N.S. — Levi Denny of Eskasoni was named the Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia chef de mission for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax. Denny served as coach of the Team Atlantic male team at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and is the director of sports and recreation in Eskasoni. “It is an […]

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PSA: September 8th Mass Registration for Iqaluit Clubs and Community Organizations

AUGUST 22nd, 2018 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City would like to advise residents that the annual fall and/or winter programs mass registration event for clubs and community organizations will take place at the Iqaluit Curling Rink Saturday, September 8th, between 11 AM and 2 PM, 2018. In addition, organizations looking for volunteers, members, participants, or […]

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Price featured in BC Sports Hall of Fame’s new Indigenous Sport Gallery – NHL

The goaltender’s parents graciously loaned precious items to the exhibit, which opens on September 25th in Vancouver MONTREAL – BC Sports Hall of Fame curator and facility director Jason Beck happily made the six-hour trek from Vancouver to Williams Lake, BC back in early July. On the docket was a meeting with Jerry and Lynda […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 2018141 Views

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Hittin’ the Open Road: Rogers Hometown Hockey Set for Fifth Cross-Country Tour

TORONTO (August 21, 2018) Canada’s ultimate touring hockey festival is back and ready to roll! This October, Rogers™ Hometown Hockey™ Tour presented by Scotiabank returns to the open road to visit 25 communities throughout the 2018-19 season, commemorating special milestones and celebrating Canada’s deep hockey roots. (See locations, dates and broadcast details below). Returning for a fifth cross-country adventure, the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 201884 Views

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Indigenous slo-pitch team reports racist comments at tournament – StarPhoenix

An Indigenous slo-pitch team is preparing to make a human rights complaint after being the brunt of racist comments at a Perdue tournament. August 20, 2018 A Saskatchewan slo-pitch team made up of Indigenous players says some of its members are “traumatized” after they were barraged by racist comments at a tournament in the Village […]

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National Lacrosse League’s Saskatchewan Rush to fly Iroquois flag at home games – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 17, 2018 SASKATOON _ The Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League will honour the history of the sport by flying an Iroquois flag at all home games from now on. SaskTel Centre, the Rush’s home arena, hosted the world junior indoor lacrosse championship from Aug. 8 to 12. The Iroquois, who […]

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Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games Inspires Pride and a Legacy for the Future

Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games Inspires Pride and a Legacy for the Future Through the celebration of athletic achievement and cultural heritage, the Games inspire a commitment to wellness and deep sense of pride in being Indigenous. August 17, 2018 – Toronto, ON – As athletes bowed their heads to accept their medals and posed for […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201890 Views

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Elsipogtog player with Titan brings Memorial Cup to First Nation community – CBC

Elijah Francis credits his success on Memorial Cup-winning hockey team to support back home Aug 14, 2018 The Elsipogtog First Nation community is celebrating one of its own. Elijah Francis was an offensive defender for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan when the team brought home the Memorial Cup this year after winning the championship game in Regina. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201881 Views

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Gran Fondo Partners with Saugeen First Nation – ShorelineToday.ca

The upcoming Gran Fondo has a new partner for their event. They are pleased to announce that the Saugeen First Nation will be working alongside them during the bike ride. Executive director for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, Sally Kidson, says much of the route takes place on the traditional first nation’s land. Read More: […]

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Alberta Indigenous Games to take over Edmonton – Global News

August 9 2018 The Alberta Indigenous Games get underway in Edmonton next week. Hundreds of Indigenous youth from across the province will compete in five days of sporting events. Mike talks to Jacob Hendy about the games. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/4378361/alberta-indigenous-games-to-take-over-edmonton/

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Open Bid Process for 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games Underway – NetNewsLedger

7 August 2018 Mississauga, ON – Following the successful hosting of the Masters Indigenous Games 2018 and the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games, the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) announced Friday the open bid process to host the 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games. ASWCO invites interested Ontario municipalities/communities to participate in […]

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Bid Process Open for 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games Host Community

Bid Process Open for 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games Host Community Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario seeks partner after successful 2017 NAIG / MIG 2018 Mississauga, ON-August 3, 2018 – Following the successful hosting of the Masters Indigenous Games 2018 and the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games, the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2018403 Views

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It’s more than just the football part’: Indigenous sports camp opens in Saskatoon – CBC

Coach says interest in football is growing rapidly in northern and Indigenous communities Aug 02, 2018 The sounds of crashing football pads and coaches’ whistles will fill a Saskatoon football stadium this week — but organizers say there will also be plenty of laughs. About 25 Indigenous athletes from across the province have gathered in […]

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