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Treaty 6 Grand Chief, award-winning athlete wants Olympic aspirations to give Indigenous youth hope – CBC

Some Grade 8 students told him they were just waiting to die Mar 08, 2018 A prominent Alberta Indigenous leader says one day he’d like to see an Indigenous team at the Olympic Games. “I think it’s very important to encourage our children and youth to set higher goals in terms of lifestyle choices, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201869 Views

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Indigenous hockey player gets NHL breakaway with Edmonton Oilers – CTV News

March 6, 2018 Dozens of members of the Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan travelled to Edmonton last week to cheer on Ethan Bear, the NHL’s newest Indigenous player. Bear, 20, is a defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers. He got his first 15 minutes of ice time last Thursday in a match against the Nashville Predators. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201863 Views

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First Nations celebrate as Indigenous player Ethan Bear makes NHL debut with Oilers – The Globe and Mail

When he was six, Ethan Bear attended a hockey camp put on by Fred Sasakamoose, the first Indigenous player in the NHL. As part of the festivities, each child was called up onto a stage during a mock draft. When it was his turn, Ethan was presented with a jersey by Mr. Sasakamoose, who joined […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201886 Views

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Canadian men’s curlers fall to Swiss in bronze-medal match – CBC

1st time Canada’s men’s team kept off Olympic podium For the first time ever, Canada’s men’s curling team is leaving an Olympic Games without a medal. Canada fell to Switzerland 7-5 in the bronze-medal match Friday in South Korea, which will also mark the first time both the men’s and women’s teams were kept off […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201834 Views

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Fans of Edmonton Eskimos asked to scrimmage on name change question – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 14, 2018  EDMONTON _ Thousands of core fans of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos are being asked if they think the team should change its name. The question surrounding the name Eskimo is contained in the club’s annual survey of its season ticket holders. The term is widely considered to be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201865 Views

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Promoting tourism, trade and investment during Olympics – Government of AB

Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman and Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda will promote Alberta tourism, trade and investment opportunities at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. They will also join the City of Calgary’s fact-finding mission at the Olympics. The Deputy Premier will visit Seoul, Gangneung City and PyeongChang County, South Korea, with Calgary Mayor […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201863 Views

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Opinion: Chief Wahoo’s removal a blow against cultural appropriation – Edmonton Journal

The Cleveland Indians have finally heeded calls to end cultural appropriation. Removing Chief Wahoo from the playing field should be a clarion call to the yahoos who insist on misappropriating Indigenous cultures: no more. Sports mascots, Pocahontas costumes, or feathered headdresses at music festivals may seem like benign acts, perhaps even well-intentioned symbolic expressions of […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201871 Views

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Olympic Preview: Lacquette makes First Nations hockey history in Pyeongchang – CTV News

February 2, 2018 CALGARY — Putting on her hockey gear and stepping onto the ice was Brigette Lacquette’s refuge when she was a kid. It was where she felt less self-conscious, and where she wouldn’t be teased about her skin rashes from persistent eczema. But hockey ceased to be that sanctuary at around age 12, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 201878 Views

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All-Indigenous team off to compete at Roller Derby World Cup in U.K. – CBC

Team will use international platform to highlight issues like murdered and missing Indigenous women Jan 30, 2018 Twenty-two Indigenous women from across the world are coming together to compete as one team at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup. The tournament takes place in Manchester, U.K., this week with 40 teams from 39 nations competing. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201858 Views

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Team Canada Ready for 2018 Nations Cup

December 11, 2017 CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada has announced the selection of 21 players to Canada’s National Women’s Development Team travelling to Füssen, Germany, to compete at the 2018 Nations Cup Jan. 3-6, 2018. The Nations Cup – previously hosted under the names Air Canada Cup, MLP Cup, and Meco Cup – features Canada’s National […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201774 Views

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