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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, 2020170 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, 2020127 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, 2020111 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, 2020159 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, 2020167 Views

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Alexis launches social campaign encouraging youth to protect Elders

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, AB, May 28, 2020 – National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Ashley Callingbull, Sarain Fox, Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers, and Zach Whitecloud of the Las Vegas Knights are helping Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation share the importance of physical distancing and hygiene to protect Elders in First Nations communities. “Elders are living […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2020237 Views

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame announces the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame announces the 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Calgary, May 23, 2019 – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame revealed eight Canadian champions who will be inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame this Fall. The six Athletes and two “Builders” will be awarded the country’s highest sporting honour for their sports […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2020247 Views

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Northern Elite football camp inspires Indigenous youth – Fort McMurray Today

February 25, 2020 There was plenty of passing, throwing, running and catching at Northern Elite’s free Indigenous youth football camp this past weekend. But most importantly, it was an opportunity to build confidence in more than 50 young athletes attending the two-day camp at Shell Place. “Football is just the avenue… but this is about […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 2020210 Views

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Maskwacis Hawks to play against Indigenous team from Australia – Pipestone Flyer

The Kaurna Boomerangs are making their international debut in Alberta Jan. 13 Jan. 10, 2020 An exciting event is coming to Maskwacis on Jan. 13. Australia’s first-ever Indigenous representative hockey team the Kaurna Boomerangs, aged 13 to 18, are coming to Alberta, making their international hockey debut with a match up against the Maskawcis Hawks […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2020229 Views

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AB Government: Giving kids the chance to cheer at the Grey Cup

Nov 18, 2019 The Government of Alberta is partnering with the Canadian Football League, Calgary Stampeders and local organizations to give kids the chance to see the Grey Cup game. Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer, Calgary Stampeders players and alumni gave 50 tickets to young Albertans for the 107th […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2019226 Views

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