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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. […]

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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: […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201818 Views

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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/

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201828 Views

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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 201814 Views

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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, 201874 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201824 Views

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Tom Longboat National Awards 2018 – 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 the Aboriginal athletes in the country. As […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201827 Views

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I·SPARC: Announcing 2018 BC Indigenous Provincial Soccer Championships

I·SPARC invites Indigenous youth soccer teams to compete for the Provincial title at the 2018 BC Indigenous Provincial SOCCER Championships to be held Thursday-Saturday, August 23rd to 25th, 2018 in Agassiz, BC at Seabird Island Band. I·SPARC is pleased to present this provincial tournament for Indigenous youth in partnership with the Seabird Island Band and with […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201861 Views

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A different kind of strength’: First Nations arm wrestler teaches respect, healthy living – CBC

Mi’kmaw arm wrestling champion says accessible, affordable sport often misunderstood Aug 01, 2018 Mi’kmaw arm wrestling champion Trevor Sanipass says he hopes competitive arm wrestling training can help First Nations people find success in unexpected ways. Sanipass, from Eskasoni First Nation in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia), was ranked eighth in the world in his division of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201819 Views

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We’re doing it for the kids’: Indian Summer Games kick off this week – CBC

The games are bringing together 1,200 kids from neighbouring Indigenous communities Aug 01, 2018 Hundreds of kids from 11 Indigenous communities gathered for the first day of the Indian Summer Games at Esgenoopetitj First Nation on Tuesday, a community about 38 kilometres northeast from Miramichi. The event will take place over four days and depending […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201824 Views

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Indigenous-led bicycle tours aim to combine First Nations and Métis history with sport – CBC

Traditional Trails wants to get people moving and thinking Jul 31, 2018 Two cycling enthusiasts are combining Indigenous history, tourism and active living with bicycle tours of Winnipeg, Man., this summer. Justin Larrivee and Adrian Alphonso are the organizers of Traditional Trails, an Indigenous-led interpretive bicycle tour that shares the history and culture of First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201820 Views

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IRC: Billy Joss Open Celebrates Another Successful Tournament In 2018

July 26, 2018 The world’s most northern nine-hole golf course was once again home to the Billy Joss Open, held July 13 to 15, 2018 in Ulukhaktok. The tournament is a summer tradition in the community, having been held for the past 31 years. This year, over 25 golfers participated in the event – including […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201825 Views

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Hockey Legend comes to Yellowknife

July 23, 2018 The City of Yellowknife is hosting motivational speaker Reggie Leach on Thursday August 2, 2018 at the Yellowknife Community Arena.  Proud member of the Berens River First Nation, Leach encourages youth to make positive lifestyle choices, and helps people see the benefits of hard work and commitment. Leach is a National Hockey […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 201831 Views

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Hockey legend to visit Yellowknife next week – My Yellowknife Now

Jul. 24th, 2018 An NHL legend will be visiting Yellowknife next week. The City of Yellowknife is hosting motivational speaker Reggie Leach next Thursday at the Yellowknife Community Arena. A proud member of the Berens River First Nation, Leach encourages youth to make positive lifestyle choices and helps people see the benefits of hard work […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201837 Views

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Canadore Recruitment Officer Brings Home Gold from Masters Indigenous Games

Jul 19, 2018 Canadore College is extremely proud of Gerard Peltier, Indigenous recruitment and retention officer, who took first place in golf for the 55+ category. Peltier was extremely pleased to be a part of the inaugural Masters Indigenous Games hosted in Toronto on July 13-15, 2018 at Downsview Park, Toronto, Ont.. commenting on how […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201844 Views

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Cowichan Valley welcomes B.C. athletes to the 2018 Summer Games

July 19, 2018 DUNCAN – More than 2,000 of the province’s best young athletes are arriving in the Cowichan Valley for the opening of the 2018 BC Summer Games, and the chance to compete for glory in 18 sports. “Like British Columbians all over the province, I’m inspired by the athletes participating in the Summer […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201834 Views

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Dates and location announced for 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – My Bulkley Lakes Now

July 17, 2018 It will be interesting to see if there will be any representatives from the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District (BVLD) at next years National Aboriginal Hockey Championships(NAHC). The tournament location has been announced and the 2019 Championships will be played in Whitehorse Yukon from May 6th to 14th. “The Aboriginal Sport Circle looks forward to adding to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201836 Views

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Hockey camp brings Yukon kids from far and wide, to skate with pros – CBC

Some young players came all the way from Old Crow, to play for the first time July 15, 2018 Five-year-old Isaiah Frost chomps down on a bag of Cheetos. Licking the orange dust from his fingers and clutching his hockey bag and stick, he can barely contain his excitement. He is playing hockey in Whitehorse […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201830 Views

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International Experience Canada Teams Up With Masters Indigenous Games 2018

International Experience Canada Teams Up With Masters Indigenous Games 2018 July 13, 2018 – Toronto, ON – The Masters Indigenous Games 2018 (MIG 2018) is pleased to announce International Experience Canada (IEC) as an official partner of the inaugural Games taking place July 12-15, 2018 in Toronto. The Masters Indigenous Games is the first event […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 2018169 Views

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Masters Indigenous Games continue legacy of NAIG this week in Toronto – CBC

Competition draws Indigenous athletes over the age of 20 Jul 12, 2018 This weekend in Toronto thousands of Indigenous athletes from across North America will be coming together for the first Masters Indigenous Games. Following the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) for youth which took place last year in Toronto, now about 2,000 Indigenous athletes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201834 Views

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Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games 2018 Opening Gala Celebrates Sport and Culture at Royal Ontario Museum

Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games 2018 Opening Gala Celebrates Sport and Culture at Royal Ontario Museum July 11, 2018 – Athletes, cultural performers, dignitaries, sponsors, and volunteers gather at the Royal Ontario Museum to celebrate the start of the Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games 2018, presented by the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario. Who: Stage […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201857 Views

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5 facts to know about the inaugural Masters Indigenous Games – Toronto.com

Events take place at Downsview Park in North York The inaugural Masters Indigenous Games is ready to take over Toronto. The majority of the games will take place in Downsview Park, July 12 to 15. The event is a product of the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which were for Indigenous youth ages […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201838 Views

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Delorme inducted to Sask. Hockey Hall of Fame – Battlefords News-Optimist

July 11, 2018 A local indigenous hockey player who went on to success in the NHL now has his name permanently enshrined in the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame. Ron Delorme was one of eight inductees into the Hall on Saturday. Born in North Battleford, Delorme grew up in Cochin and he played his minor […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201849 Views

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Nipissing First Nation goalie at training camp with some of the best Indigenous female hockey players in Canada – North Bay Nugget

July 11, 2018 At first, Cailen Hanzlik wasn’t sure if she wanted to be at the rink in Powassan, practising with some of the best Indigenous female hockey players in the country. The 16-year-old from Nipissing First Nation had needed to go the extra mile to get there. Most of the other participants in the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201838 Views

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Iroquois Nationals face travel delays to World Lacrosse Championship over passport issues – CBC

Team has yet to be issued travel visas to enter Israel on their Haudenosaunee passports Jul 10, 2018 The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, on their way to compete in the World Lacrosse Championships in Israel, were not allowed to board their flight Monday night in Toronto. The team, which represents the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, experienced passport […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201831 Views

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Unifor Continues To Showcase Strong Support For Indigenous Initiatives as A Gold Sponsor For The Masters Indigenous Games 2018

Unifor Continues To Showcase Strong Support For Indigenous Initiatives As A Gold Sponsor For The Masters Indigenous Games 2018 Unifor, a presenting sponsor for the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games, continues to support Indigenous initiatives aimed at encouraging dialogue and learning, through sport and culture. Toronto, ON – July 11, 2018 – The Masters […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 201863 Views

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The Masters Indigenous Games is the first event of its kind in North America – Your Morning – CTV

July 10, 2018 The very first Masters Indigenous Games kick off in Toronto on Friday. The event was created to meet the growing need for competitive sport for Indigenous athletes over the age of 20. They’ll also feature a cultural village to showcase Indigenous artists, vendors, performers and storytellers. Participants hail from all over North […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201849 Views

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Three indigenous Sask student-athletes commit to Broncos men’s volleyball – Gobroncos.ca

Jul 06, 2018 Head coach Ryan Marsden and the Olds College Broncos men’s volleyball coaching staff have been busy recruiting a strong freshmen class of seven athletes from across the world to complement the eight returning student-athletes. In part one of the introduction to the recruiting class we introduce you to a trio of indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201847 Views

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It’s something of a different experience’: boarding sports art exhibit opens in Regina – CBC

Boarder X exhibit shows how boarding sports can challenge conformity and celebrate relationship with land Jul 08, 2018 Skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, culture and art have joined forces in a Regina art exhibit. The exhibit is called Boarder X and it opened this weekend at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. It’s described as bringing together interdisciplinary contemporary […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201850 Views

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Casino Rama Resort and Meridian Credit Union Showcase Support For Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games, As Volunteer Partners

Casino Rama Resort and Meridian Credit Union Showcase Support For Inaugural Masters Indigenous Games, As Volunteer Partners The inaugural Masters Indigenous Games sees tremendous support from all sectors, with a common goal of boosting sport opportunities for Indigenous adults. Toronto, Ontario – July 6, 2018 The Masters Indigenous Games 2018 (MIG 2018) Organizing Committee is […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 2018126 Views

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Yukon sport and recreation groups to benefit from $1.4 million in funding

The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, is proud to support the sport and recreation community with $1.4 million in funding. This annual funding supports the operation of sport governing bodies, such as Athletics Yukon and Hockey Yukon, and special recreation groups, like Girl Guides and Scouts. This […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201851 Views

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Edmonton Eskimos have no plans to change name – CTV News

July 4, 2018 The Edmonton Eskimos say they don’t have any plans to change the team name after meeting with Inuit leaders who told them they face more important issues. Eskimos CEO Len Rhodes and other team staff recently returned from the Northwest Territories where they met with Inuit groups to seek input on the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201849 Views

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Do You Aspire to be an Elite Athlete? Apply today for the Youth Leadership Through Sports Program: Session 3

Date: Tuesday – July 10, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Location: Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre @ The University of Saskatchewan Program Details Ages: 10 – 15 Multi-Sport Training Conditioning Agility Strength Training Talking Circles University Athlete Testimonies Traditional Games How to Apply New Athletes must submit a short letter about: Name, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201846 Views

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Indigenous hockey team that endured racist taunts ‘overwhelmed’ by response to story – CBC

First Nation Elites team receives letters of encouragement, donated ice time, and NHL support Jun 29, 2018 A First Nations team involved in an ugly incident at a tournament in Quebec City last month, says they’re “overwhelmed” by the response to the story and hope to create a movement to rid hockey of racism. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201858 Views

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CFL Eskimos brass on northern visits to talk about name, ‘where we fit in’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 28, 2018  INUVIK, N.W.T. _ Officials from the Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Football League club are on a tour of northern communities to discuss the team’s name. Marketing vice-president Allan Watt says the idea is to hear what northerners think about a name that some say disrespects Inuit people. “We talk about our […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201862 Views

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Wickenheiser, Le May Doan, among first board members for Calgary 2026 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 27, 2018 CALGARY _ Decorated athletes Hayley Wickenheiser and Catriona Le May Doan were among the first named to the board of directors for Calgary 2026. The bid corporation established earlier this month is taking over the work of analyzing and building Calgary’s potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201851 Views

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Premier Ball Names 2019 Labrador Winter Games Board of Directors

June 26, 2018 Today, at an event in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, officially announced the 15 members of the Board of Directors for the 2019 Labrador Winter Games. The board will be chaired by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201868 Views

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Timelines tightening, braintrust assembling on Calgary’s potential 2026 bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jun 25, 2018 By Donna Spencer THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY _ The people managing Calgary’s possible 2026 Winter Games bid are expected to be announced within days, but the search for a chief executive officer is taking longer. The chair of Calgary 2026 said Monday three-quarters of the 21-member board of directors has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201848 Views

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Viral video campaign hopes to bring awareness to systemic racism – The Chronicle Herald

June 25, 2018 Chief Bob Gloade of Millbrook First Nation took a stand against systemic racism. Last month, players from a First Nations hockey team were taunted with blatant racist slurs during a tournament in Quebec City. One of those players on the AAA First Nation Elites team, which is made up of 13- to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201856 Views

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N.W.T. archery tournament takes aim at growing the sport in the North – CBC

Archers aged 14 and up shot arrows at 3D targets in Yellowknife over the weekend June 17, 2018 The twang of bowstrings and the swish of arrows flying through the air rung out at the Yellowknife ski club this weekend. It was the second annual N.W.T Archery Championships, where about 20 competitors of varying ages took aim […]

by pmnationtalk on June 18, 201852 Views

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Poplar River First Nation celebrates grand opening of new community centre – Manitobachiefs.com

On June 1, 2018, Grand Chief Arlen Dumas attended the grand opening of the community hall at Poplar River First Nation. Located about 400 kilometres north of Winnipeg on the shores of beautiful Lake Winnipeg, Poplar River is a community with approximately 1100 citizens living on reserve. There is no all-weather road into the community, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201854 Views

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MNO citizen to release new book

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Lawrence Waxy Gregoire is ready to release a new book on the history of the Penetang Hurons Junior ‘C’ hockey franchise. After working for years in mental health services, Gregoire, a hockey historian, is retired and lives in Penetanguishene. From 2006 until 2016, he served on the Penetanguishene Sports […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201865 Views

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First Nations hockey team subjected to racist taunts at Quebec City tournament

Credits: CBC News A team of First Nations hockey players say they were subjected to racist taunts and treated unfairly by referees at a recent spring hockey tournament in Quebec City. According to several parents, players and First Nations Elites manager Tommy H.J. Neeposh, players were called “savages” by at least one coach and a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 2018206 Views

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SJHL to honour Indigenous players – MBC Network Radio Online

Jun 6, 2018 The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League says it will be looking into ways it can honour Indigenous players that have been part of the history of the league. “This will be accomplished with determining at least one player from each team, past or present, to assist with this effort,” said the SJHL in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201861 Views

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Nova Scotia athletes coming to P.E.I. for lacrosse jamboree – The Guardian

MORELL, P.E.I. — Lacrosse P.E.I., the Aboriginal Sport Circle and TD have partnered to offer Islanders an opportunity to honour the game of lacrosse by hosting a jamboree on Saturday at the Morell Soccer Complex. The annual event is a combination of competitive play, jamboree-style games, try lacrosse sessions and a performance by the Mi’kmaq […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201858 Views

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PICs – Traditional Games held at Atikameg – The South Peace News

Traditional Games were held at Atikameg in Whitefish Lake First Nation on May 24. Games were hosted by the Kee Tas Kee Now Education Authority. Students from Grades 8-12 from Whitefish, Cadotte Lake, Loon River and Peerless Lake First Nations participated in a variety of events including moose calling, arm wrestling, leg wrestling, moss kick […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201873 Views

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Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Ministers Release Pan-Canadian Policy to Increase Physical Activity and Reduce Sedentary Living

Ottawa, Ontario, May 31, 2018 – Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation released A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada: Let’s Get Moving. The principal purpose of the Common Vision* is to guide and stimulate coordinated and collaborative policies and actions to increase physical activity and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201855 Views

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National Aboriginal Hockey Champions Named in Membertou – HockeyNow

May 23, 2018 After the Esso Cup was held in Bridgewater, N.S. last month, another big-time national championship came to Nova Scotia, bringing the top Aboriginal hockey players from across the country. The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) welcomed the top Bantam and Midget skaters representing their home provinces and territories and it was one […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201876 Views

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A humbling (foundation) admission about Indian mascots …and a glimmer of hope for the future – NCRP

May 17, 2018 In a May 7 op-ed in USA Today, Dr. Richard Besser, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), publicly acknowledged changes to the foundation’s annual Sports Award. This annual competitive award is intended to recognize “sports teams, athletes and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201856 Views

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Masters Indigenous Games Cultural Village Will Showcase Indigenous Cultures From Around the World

MASTERS INDIGENOUS GAMES CULTURAL VILLAGE WILL SHOWCASE INDIGENOUS CULTURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD Celebrates workshops, traditional sport demonstrations, storytelling, interactive performances, and award-winning entertainment. Toronto, Ontario – May 21, 2018 The 2018 Masters Indigenous Games (MIG 2018) will be hosting a Cultural Village for athletes and visitors to explore and learn about different Indigenous Cultures […]

by pmnationtalk on May 22, 2018124 Views

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