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

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201950 Views

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 faced racism at a tournament in Quebec.

It was an exchange Ashley Iserhoff remembers well.

It was 2016, and the Cree Nation Bears, an all-Indigenous hockey team from the James Bay region of Quebec, was hosting the La Sarre Lions, a non-Indigenous rival in the tiny coastal Cree community of Eastmain, population 900.

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