Archive for the ‘News/Indigenous’ Category

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.