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Cape Breton Indigenous hockey player recognized for anti-racism campaign – The Telegram

SYDNEY — A young Indigenous hockey player from Whycocomagh has been recognized by the House of Commons for his Red Tape Movement and the awareness it has raised around racism and discrimination. Logan Prosper, who recently finished his last season in minor hockey as a forward with the Cape Breton West Islanders, made headlines in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202123 Views

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Twin Indigenous sisters prepare for NCAA Division 1 hockey scholarship opportunity – Global News

March 31, 2021 Kyla and Jordyn Bear began to love the game of hockey while growing up on the Ochapowace First Nation, about an hour south of Yorkton, Sask. Once they got into organized hockey, they had stops in Churchbridge, Whitewood and then Melville until the Triple-A team disbanded. After some family discussions, the twin […]

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Olympian Beckie Scott helping Indigenous kids through sports – Sportsnet.ca

Olympic champion Beckie Scott never imagined herself running a non-profit after retiring from competitive cross-country skiing. As Canada’s most-decorated cross-country skier, she simply knew firsthand the power and value that sports hold. “I have the lived feel of coming out on the other side of sport with life feel and skill sets and connections to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2020112 Views

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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, 202067 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, 202079 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, 202081 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, 2020119 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, 2020147 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, 2020111 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, 202083 Views

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