Archive for the ‘News/Indigenous’ Category

Teen excited to belt out national anthem in Cree at Blue Jays game

Saturday, June 29th, 2019
Kiya Bruno

Kiya Bruno, 13, will be decked out in beaded Blue Jays bling when she walks onto the field at the Rogers Centre Saturday to belt out O Canada in Cree and English.

McGill dumps Redmen team name after calls from Indigenous community

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Redmen Protest

Montreal's McGill University has announced it will change the name of its men's varsity sports teams — the Redmen — after calls from Indigenous students, faculty and staff saying the name is discriminatory.

McGill to make decision on Redmen name by end of academic term

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Redmen Protest

Suzanne Fortier, the school's principal and vice-chancellor, says she needs to 'give this important question the time and space that it clearly deserves.'

Peewee hockey game in Neepawa turns ugly as fans hurl racist taunts at First Nations team

Friday, November 30th, 2018
Tanis Brandon

A Manitoba hockey mom says things turned ugly at a peewee game in Neepawa last weekend between the Neepawa Natives and the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

The next generation of Indigenous hockey players is aiming to break down stereotypes and inspire others

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
Ethan Bear and Devin Buffalo

'I think the best thing is to just try to pave the way for others, so it shows that we aren't what they think,' says Ethan Bear of the Edmonton Oilers.

Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honoured by mother’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means "Little Mountain" as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

Masters Indigenous Games continue legacy of NAIG this week in Toronto

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Holly Brochu, NAIG high jump

Following the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) for youth which took place last year in Toronto, now about 2,000 Indigenous athletes over the age of 20 will come together this week to compete.

North American Indigenous Games headed to Halifax in 2020

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
NAIG medals

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be held in Atlantic Canada for the first time when the games come to Halifax in 2020. Halifax was competing against Victoria and Ottawa to host the games.

Hockey Hall of Fame honours Sagkeeng Oldtimers in new display

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

A display featuring the Sagkeeng Oldtimers was unveiled at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, telling the story of how a team of residential school survivors from a Manitoba First Nation went on to compete internationally.

Athletics, reconciliation to come together at Indigenous Games

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Team 88 NAIG poster

Reconciliation will be a central theme when Indigenous athletes from across North America gather in Toronto this summer.