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Indigenous player upset by McGill’s decision to cut lacrosse this season – Montreal Gazette

Sep 22, 2021 “Ever since I could walk, I’ve had a lacrosse stick in my hand,” says Cree, whose voice joins others who are perplexed by the choice. Isaiah Cree has had a lacrosse stick in his hand since the day he was born — literally. On the day of his birth, Cree’s great-grandfather gave […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 20219 Views

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Kanien’kehá:ka racer makes his car orange to honour residential school survivors – CBC

Jul 30, 2021 Dexter Stacey will drive the car at this weekend’s NASCAR Pinty’s series opener A Kanien’kehá:ka race car driver has styled his car to raise awareness about residential schools during the NASCAR Pinty’s series kick-off this weekend. Since the discovery of unmarked graves at several residential school sites across Canada, Dexter Stacey made […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 202138 Views

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To raise awareness, Indigenous Canadiens fans will peacefully protest anthem – Sportsnet

MONTREAL — On Monday, as the Montreal Canadiens attempt to stave off elimination and stage the first leg of a historic comeback in the Stanley Cup Final, Steve Bonspiel will be among 3,500 fans at the Bell Centre intent on standing and cheering them on through every second of game action. But for roughly one-and-a-half […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 202143 Views

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More Sport Opportunities for Youth in Indigenous Communities

From: Canadian Heritage June 23, 2021 The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Indigenous communities across the country in building stronger and healthier populations. The transformative power of sport plays an important role in achieving this goal. It builds self-esteem and leadership skills and allows children and youth to grow and thrive—physically, emotionally and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 202189 Views

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Ivakkak 2021 makes it to the finish line!

Puvirnituq – March 11, 2021 – All teams made it into the final community of Puvirnituq yesterday, officially bringing the Ivakkak 2021 race to a close after travelling approximately 450 km over 8 race days. This year’s edition started in Salluit and travelled through the communities of Ivujivik, Akulivik before making it to the finish […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202173 Views

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Meet Washiiyeh Jeannotte, a 9-year-old hockey player with sharp stickhandling skills – CBC

Video of young hockey player practising ‘Michigan goal’ has garnered over 160,000 views to date Washiiyeh Jeannotte spends a lot of time on the ice and is hoping to inspire other Indigenous youth by providing a glimpse into his backyard rink practices via TikTok. “I’ve been playing hockey since I was four years old and I love taking slap […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202189 Views

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The Application Period for Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities Projects is Now Open

From: Canadian Heritage September 14, 2020 The Government of Canada is committed to building stronger and healthier Indigenous communities across the country. The transformative power of sport plays an important role in achieving this goal. It builds self-esteem and leadership skills, and it allows children and youth to grow and thrive—physically, emotionally and mentally. Recognizing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2020135 Views

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Phoenix sophomore wants to inspire future Indigenous hockey players – Sherbrooke Record

Israel Mianscum was left speechless last week when he watched Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear sporting a name bar in Cree syllabics during a National Hockey League (NHL) exhibition game. “It meant a lot to see him on a stage like that, especially that there aren’t many Cree players in the NHL and to just […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2020126 Views

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Indigenous advocates say Quebec teams need to ditch their Indigenous-derived names and logos – CTV News

July 19, 2020 MONTREAL — The Washington NFL team made headlines this week after announcing they would drop their ‘Redskins’ name and logo, a move Indigenous advocates have been calling on the team to make for years. The Edmonton Eskimos are likely to follow suit, according to an insider report. But what about Quebec, where […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 2020135 Views

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Final Components of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations Announced

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU – July 7, 2020 Canadian culture is rich and diverse. The cultural industry, a major economic driver, is facing challenges like many others because of the COVID‑19 pandemic. That is why Canadian Heritage quickly set up the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations. Minister Guilbeault today announced the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 2020170 Views

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