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‘I was very lucky to play sports’: Indigenous Sports Council Alberta receives $1 million in federal grants – Edmonton Journal

August 12, 2019 The Indigenous Sports Council Alberta is receiving nearly $1 million over two years from the federal government to expand access to sports and physical recreation in First Nations communities. The announcement was made on Monday by Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, who was in Edmonton for the day before heading back […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201910 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces Sport and Physical Activity Program Investment in Indigenous Communities in Alberta

From: Canadian Heritage EDMONTON, August 12, 2019 Sport and physical activity not only have the power to build self-esteem and leadership skills, but also play a key role in supporting dynamic and healthy communities. That is why today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced a contribution of up to $47.5 million […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 20195 Views

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Pow Wow and Indian Relay races run Tuesday and Wednesday in Lethbridge – Lethbridge News Now

Jul 14, 2019 LETHBRIDGE, AB – It is known as the first “extreme sport” and it is coming back to Lethbridge Tuesday and Wednesday July 16th and 17th. The event is being put on in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sik-Ooh-Kotoki Friendship Society, making it one of the oldest Indigenous groups in the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201952 Views

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2022 Arctic Winter Games Official Dates and Host Society Directors Announced

(Fort McMurray, AB – July 9, 2019) – The Arctic Winter Games International Committee has confirmed the dates for the 2022 Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games. The Games will be held March 6 – 12, 2022. “We are pleased to confirm the dates for the 2022 Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo,” said John Flynn, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201960 Views

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Coach questions why entire First Nation was banned from basketball tournament after referee dispute – CBC

Jul 03, 2019 Teams are back in, but Kainai Basketball Association coach still wants answers — and an apology Basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation are relieved they’ll be allowed to play in a Calgary tournament this weekend — but their coach is still hoping for an apology, after the entire First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201981 Views

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Alberta First Nation basketball players to hit court despite referee dispute – Calgary Sun

CALGARY — Young basketball players from a southern Alberta First Nation will be able to play in a tournament this week despite a dispute with a Calgary referee group. Truman Soop, a coach for two Indigenous teams in the Stampede Showdown tournament, said the kids were devastated when they were told they might not be […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201973 Views

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Stoney volleyball team fundraising to go to Indigenous Games – Rocky Mountain Outlook

Jun 6, 2019 STONEY NAKODA – An Indigenous volleyball team is taking important steps for athletics on the reserve and girls participating in sport, as it attempts to raise enough funds to compete at the Alberta Indigenous Games this summer. The Stoney Nakoda Girls Volleyball Team runs drills on the single net at the Bearspaw […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201945 Views

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Wednesday’s letters: Eskimos right to keep name – Edmonton Journal

April 17, 2019 I was pleased to read that the Edmonton Eskimos have decided against changing their name at this time. Let’s hear from more of our Inuit fellow citizens, particularly those up north, before we rush into changing a name that has become renowned throughout the Canadian sporting scene for CFL excellence and history. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201949 Views

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Darian Breaker Chosen For National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – StrathmoreNow

12 April 2019 Darian Breaker, a student at Strathmore High School has been chosen to play for Team Alberta in the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in the Yukon with teams from across Canada. Breaker tried out for the team during Christmas break. She was unable to make the next two tryouts due to a concussion […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201967 Views

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McGill Redmen name needs to change, says U of A prof – The Gateway Online

In light of a movement to change a sports team’s controversial name at McGill University, an assistant professor at the University of Alberta is saying the change is needed. From November 9 to November 12, in a non-binding referendum held by McGill’s student union, 5,856 students voted whether to change the name of the men’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201988 Views

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