Archive for the ‘News/Aboriginal’ Category

Should the sports world ban indigenous team names and logos?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Toronto Redskins protest

From Chief Wahoo, former mascot for the Cleveland Indians baseball team, to the NFL's Washington Redskins, indigenous sports mascots and logos have been a controversial part of the sporting landscape for years.

Jets owners now banning fake headdresses at games

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
fake headdress worn at jets and blackhawks game

Winnipeg Jets officials are retracting an earlier statement about not banning fake headdresses at home games.

Winnipeg Jets won’t ban Blackhawks fans from wearing headdresses

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
fake headdress worn at jets and blackhawks game

The last time the Jets faced the Blackhawks in Winnipeg, a Blackhawks fan sported a fake headdress in the stands. A Jets season ticket holder filed a complaint with the Jets owner, asking it to ban headdresses at future games.

Inventors of lacrosse bring the game home this week

Friday, September 25th, 2015
Iroquois Nationals

For the first time ever, the indigenous nation that invented lacrosse is hosting an event considered the "World Cup" of the game.

Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku gets Google Doodle nod

Monday, August 24th, 2015
Duke-Kahanamoku-surfboard-Hawaii

Indigenous Olympian Duke Kahanamoku, the so-called 'father of modern surfing,' is being honoured with his very own Google Doodle today, on what would have been his 125th birthday.

Aboriginal star hailed as ‘pioneer’ by Soccer Hall of Fame

Friday, November 7th, 2014
Harry Manson

Harry Manson broke racial barriers as a First Nations athlete in British Columbia at the turn of the 19th century. Now he is finally getting his due, as the national Soccer Hall of Fame salutes the speedy goal scorer as a "pioneer" of the game in Canada.

Iroquois Nationals go for gold at lacrosse worlds

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Iroquois Nationals

It’s been nearly a decade since the Iroquois Nationals have played in the World Lacrosse Championships. Now the only indigenous lacrosse team competing internationally as sovereign nation is in Denver to compete for the gold medal. So far they’ve won three out of their four games.