Nish Invitational attracting teams from across Ontario
“Anybody that is coming here is aiming to win.” — Tournament organizer Andy Rickard
Tom Longboat award goes to Blackfoot hurdles specialist
During the past three years, Joy Spear Chief-Morris won eight medals at Ontario University Athletics meets. And she also captured seven medals at national U Sports (formerly Canadian Interuniversity Sport) competitions.
Kayaker gets the nod for this year’s Tom Longboat
James Lavallée 's 2017 highlight was capturing three medals at the Canada Summer Games, which were held in his hometown of Winnipeg.
CFL champion works to inspire Indigenous kids at McMaster University
Another program, ASIF (Access to Sport for Indigenous Females) is a venture to be launched next February or March. The program will see McMaster students travel to Six Nations in Ontario to assist teens with leadership development and try to inspire them to go on to become university students/athletes.
Impact Award goes to Six Nations’ Pat Pembleton
NAIG "was an experience I’ll never forget. The best thing I liked about it was that we only had five weeks to prepare the team. All the other teams had a lot longer to get ready.”
RBC Cup Junior A Championship organizers are of Lets’emo:t (one mind)
One Mind: “It shows we are all getting together for the good of the community.” — Squiala Chief David Jimmie
Bash-Full, Fighting Mongoose and Faye Tality join Team Indigenous for Roller Derby world cup
“I’ve never competed at a high level before. I’ve only competed for my home team.” —Sasheen Wesley, a.k.a. Bash-Full
Merasty turning pro with Wichita Thunder
“I played against grown men the past few years. But I know passes will be a little more crisp. And I know the pace of the game will be a little faster.” —Shaq Merasty
New Brunswick looks to grow rugby sevens with Indigenous program
As its name implies, rugby sevens is played with seven players per team on the field.
Indigenous Stanley Cup champ to coach new Brampton junior hockey team
Norm Maracle, a Mohawk from eastern Ontario’s Tyendinaga First Nation, was a member of the Detroit Red Wings when they won the Stanley Cup in 1997.
Ivy League goalie from Samson Cree hopes he’s been a role model
“It is a realistic goal and if they see someone from their community do it, I can only hope that more kids will put themselves out there (and) take that risk because it is possible.” — Devin Buffalo
Rain delays challenge organizers but couldn’t put a damper on fastball championships
There were 86 teams registered to play in five categories: Senior Men, Senior Women, Master Men, Master Women, and Junior Men.
Terry Fox family embraces Indigenous ancestry
“I’d like to think I was quite close to my grandma. But she never talked about it.” — Darrell Fox