Archive for the ‘News/Indigenous’ Category

2020 North American Indigenous Games postponed in light of COVID-19 concerns

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
NAIG medals

The 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) have been postponed until next year, in light of concerns about the novel coronavirus.

Winnipeg Jets unveil jerseys with Indigenous-styled logo for upcoming campaign

Friday, January 10th, 2020
Nick Wakos and Alyssa Lavallee

Representatives from the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose hockey teams unveiled special jerseys bearing Indigenous-styled logos on Friday that the players will wear next week. 

Out of the dark and into the boxing ring

Thursday, December 26th, 2019
Jordan Mccue

At one time, Jordan McCue was down for the count after getting into a bout of fisticuffs that landed him in trouble with the law. Now, the 27-year-old Curve Lake First Nation man is still fighting, but as a professional boxer. 

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
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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.