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

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

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202125 Views

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 December 2019 when he and his family lodged a formal complaint to Hockey Nova Scotia about racist comments made toward him during a game.

The incident prompted the hockey organization to create a diversity and inclusion task force, and to tighten rules regarding verbal abuse on and off the ice.

The experience also inspired 18-year-old Prosper and his father Phillip Prosper to start the Red Tape Movement to shine a light on the issue of racism in the sport and to encourage players to take personal responsibility for ending the problem.

Read More: https://www.thetelegram.com/news/canada/cape-breton-indigenous-hockey-player-recognized-for-anti-racism-campaign-570757/

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