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Corner Brook native Brad Gallant leads charge to remove offensive Indigenous imagery from Mississauga facilities – The Labradorian

When Brad Gallant was told to get over the fact he found the Mississauga Chiefs logo and mascot offensive to Indigenous people, it only steeled his resolve to grab that bull by the horns. “I was told it was never going to change,” Gallant said in an interview Thursday. “What do you mean it’s never […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201811 Views

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Indigenous poet faces ‘harsh’ backlash over criticism of NHL-themed totem poles – National Post

Rebecca Thomas said her experience highlights the need for greater understanding of what cultural appropriation is and what it means to Indigenous people Halifax’s former poet laureate says she has received unprecedented online backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise that appropriates West Coast Indigenous culture. Rebecca Thomas, who is Mi’kmaw, tweeted […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201810 Views

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TV show inspired by Mi’kmaw arm-wrestler delves into ‘underground phenomena’ – CBC

Trevor Sanipass, originally of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, first pitched idea back in 2014 Dec 08, 2018 Arm wrestling often evokes images of burly men straining in dingy bars, but a new documentary series focusing on Indigenous athletes aims to highlight the sport and the people who love it. Trevor Sanipass, originally from […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201812 Views

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Ottawa, Alberta reach agreement on funding proposal for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 31, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS Calgary city council will decide Wednesday whether a last-minute revamping of financial terms is enough to save a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. A bid seemed destined for the dustbin after Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Olympic assessment committee. Coun. Evan Woolley, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201821 Views

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Halifax council takes first step toward stadium for potential new CFL team – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 30, 2018 By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS Halifax council has voted to take a closer look at a proposed 24,000-seat stadium, the pivotal component of a bid to land a Canadian Football League team for the East Coast’s largest city. In a unanimous decision, council has directed municipal staff to complete […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201817 Views

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Halifax Coaches needed- NAIG 2020

An open letter to all our coaches Dear Community Coaches, As an organization one of our promises to our athletes, coaches and chaperones from NAIG 2017 was to have more time together training, playing and getting to know each other. In order to do so we must select our coaches fairly far in advance. At […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201826 Views

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Cape Breton softball team becomes first-ever full-Indigenous club to represent Nova Scotia at masters fast pitch championship – Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY, N.S. — For the first time in Nova Scotia history, a full-Indigenous softball team will represent the province at the 2018 Canadian Men’s Masters Fast Pitch Championship this week. The Mi’kmaq All-Stars, comprised of athletes from three First Nations communities including Indian Brook, Eskasoni and We’koqma’q, will participate in the five-day tournament, beginning Wednesday […]

by ahnationtalk on August 29, 201829 Views

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Denny named Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia chef de mission for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games – Cape Breton Post

ESKASONI, N.S. — Levi Denny of Eskasoni was named the Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia chef de mission for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax. Denny served as coach of the Team Atlantic male team at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and is the director of sports and recreation in Eskasoni. “It is an […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201825 Views

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Elsipogtog player with Titan brings Memorial Cup to First Nation community – CBC

Elijah Francis credits his success on Memorial Cup-winning hockey team to support back home Aug 14, 2018 The Elsipogtog First Nation community is celebrating one of its own. Elijah Francis was an offensive defender for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan when the team brought home the Memorial Cup this year after winning the championship game in Regina. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201842 Views

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A different kind of strength’: First Nations arm wrestler teaches respect, healthy living – CBC

Mi’kmaw arm wrestling champion says accessible, affordable sport often misunderstood Aug 01, 2018 Mi’kmaw arm wrestling champion Trevor Sanipass says he hopes competitive arm wrestling training can help First Nations people find success in unexpected ways. Sanipass, from Eskasoni First Nation in Mi’kma’ki (Nova Scotia), was ranked eighth in the world in his division of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201836 Views

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