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Oilers GM Ken Holland disgusted by racist comments directed at defenceman Ethan Bear – CP24

Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland says any racist comments directed to Indigenous defenceman Ethan Bear are “totally unacceptable” and “disgusting.” Holland says he was told about the issue by Oilers staff just before his season-ending address to the media on Wednesday. Bear’s girlfriend, Lenasia Ned, posted on social media the defenceman “received numerous racist […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202168 Views

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The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Chiefs are appalled with the outpour of racist and discriminatory comments made towards Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers

(amiskwacîwâskahikan, Wocodaki)The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations Chiefs are appalled with the outpour of racist and discriminatory comments made towards Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers. The Chiefs condemn this act of violence toward Ethan, and are concerned with the lack of response by the Edmonton Oilers organization for not responding to this critical […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202153 Views

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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, 202181 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202178 Views

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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, 2020160 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, 2020119 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, 2020138 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, 2020135 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, 2020172 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, 2020195 Views

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