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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, 201917 Views

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KRG: 2019 Eastern Arctic Summer Games

August 14, 2019- Over 235 athletes from five communities of Nunavik participated in the 2019 Eastern Arctic Summer Games (EASG) hosted in Kuujjuaraapik. The Kangiqsujuaq, Inukjuak, Umiujaq, Kuujjuaraapik and Kuujjuaq teams gave it their all throughout the 19th edition of this event, as did the Cree team from the adjacent community of Whapmagoostui. Four staff […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201925 Views

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Cree Nation Bears Hockey benched for 2019-2020 as funding cut – CBC

Jun 13, 2019 Organization loses 75 per cent of its operating budget for next season The organizers of the Cree Nation Bears hockey program in the James Bay region of Quebec say they must suspend the full program for the 2019-2020 season after losing a significant part of their operating budget. The president of the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201941 Views

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National Bank donates $300,000 to Right To Play in support of Indigenous youth

6 June 2019 At the annual Right To Play Youth Leadership Symposium in Haliburton, Ontario, National Bank of Canada announced a $300,000 donation to the Promoting Life Skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program. This initiative consists of a training program for locally-hired youth workers in the First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201965 Views

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Relationships between Indigenous, non-Indigenous players improving, more to be done – CBC

A weekend cultural exchange was born out of past animosities Jun 06, 2019 This article is the fourth and final story in a four-part series called Racism in Hockey, which is looking at allegations of discrimination in the sport. It follows CBC’s coverage last year of the First Nation Elites, an Indigenous hockey team that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201957 Views

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Indigenous players subjected to racist taunts, discriminatory calls, say parents – CBC

Jun 03, 2019 Parents say Hockey Québec needs to do more; organization says it’s committed to creating safe space After years of playing — and loving — competitive hockey, Roy Neacappo’s sons Derek and George gave up and, one after the other, switched to football. It was striking, the difference in how welcomed and supported […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 201951 Views

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McGill U: Decision about Redmen name

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

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2019323 Views

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

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

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201977 Views

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

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

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2019103 Views

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Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation unite to make dreams come true for three B.C. Indigenous youth in once in a lifetime trip to meet Carey Price

Feb 08, 2019 MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2019  – To inspire children and youth to dream big, Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation joined forces to welcome three Indigenous youth from British Columbia on an exceptional trip to meet Club Ambassador, Carey Price. The fifth edition of the Shooting for the Stars event […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 2019106 Views

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