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Former Dragon Goaltender Inspiring Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Hockey Players Alike – DrumhellerOnline.com

19 October 2020 Former Drumheller Dragons star goaltender, Devin Buffalo, is looking to make a difference in the lives of young hockey players by sharing his story and experiences of playing hockey and getting an ivy league university education. Buffalo, who grew up in Wetaskiwin and Maskwicis, is hoping to show both indigenous and non-indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 202018 Views

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Hockey has always been huge within the indigenous community’: New Indigenous hockey program opens in Edmonton – CTV Edmonton

September 14, 2020 EDMONTON — Hockey teams and players are back on the ice in Edmonton as many parents continue to weigh the risks and benefits of having their kids in sports. But one local group says the pandemic actually created an opportune time to launch a unique hockey program. The Ben Cafe Robe Society […]

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202036 Views

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Upper Deck program to celebrate Indigenous NHLers that never had rookie cards – CTV Edmonton

September 14, 2020 EDMONTON — On Saturday night, Upper Deck’s Chris Carlin made the announcement that an upcoming line of hockey cards will feature Indigenous NHL players that never had rookie cards made to mark their achievement. The main goal behind the project is to recognize those lesser-known NHLers who were, in most cases, only […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 202034 Views

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Prairie First Nations hit the ground running with Indian relay races – APTN News

Aug 24, 2020 Action-packed horse races wow crowd in Enoch Cree Nation, Alta. Papaschase First Nation treated a large crowd over the weekend as it hosted its first Indian relay races, in which 18 teams from Alberta and Saskatchewan took part in the exciting horse-racing sporting event held at Enoch Cree Nation. Papaschase Chief Calvin […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 202073 Views

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Edmonton Oiler Ethan Bear Honours His Cree Heritage With Special Hockey Jersey – HuffPost Canada

Defenseman Ethan Bear wore it to inspire Indigenous kids who dream of playing in the NHL. Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear donned a special jersey that featured his name in Cree syllabics to proudly honour his Indigenous heritage for a Tuesday night game. Bear, 23, is from Ochapowace Nation in southern Saskatchewan and wore the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202097 Views

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Oiler to honour Cree heritage in Battle of Alberta exhibition – CityNews Edmonton

Jul 28, 2020 EDMONTON (CityNews) – It’s one of a few of the most anticipated games for the NHL ahead of the qualifier round–the Battle of Alberta. But for one Edmonton defenceman, the exhibition match against Calgary means so much more. Ethan Bear from Ochapowace Nation in southern Saskatchewan will honor his Indigenous heritage by […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202057 Views

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Edmonton Football Team discontinues use of the name Eskimos – CFL

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club Board of Directors has made the decision to discontinue the use of the word “Eskimo” in the team’s name. The team released the following statement on Tuesday: Since adopting the name over 100 years ago, our Club and its predecessor organizations have celebrated the hardiness and spirit of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202038 Views

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No name change plans for Red Deer sports teams at this time – rdnewsnow.com

Jul 20, 2020 Two of Red Deer’s largest minor sports organizations say are mindful of the current discussion on racism but have no immediate plans to change their team nicknames. The Washington NFL franchise recently announced it would be changing its name and logo after many years of criticism for being racist towards Native Americans. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202037 Views

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Ethan Bear ambassador with Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta – Yorkton This Week

Officials with the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta (ISCA) got a bit more than what they bargained for. ISCA officials have been seeking some high-profile individuals lately in an effort to boost the awareness of their organization. For starters, the governing body for Indigenous sports in Alberta, named Edmonton Oilers’ defenceman Ethan Bear as its […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 202049 Views

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Darnell, Kia Nurse continue advocacy for anti-racism education and action – Sportsnet.ca

EDMONTON — It must have been quite a place to be, those dinner tables at the Toronto homes of Darnell Nurse and his parents over the past four months, as one of Canada’s premier athletic families were all living under the same two roofs. “A lot of conversation. A lot of honest conversation,” said Darnell, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 202054 Views

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