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New documentary explores the potential Mi’kmaq origins of hockey – HalifaxToday.ca

A Nova Scotia woman is making a new documentary that investigates the origins of Canada’s favourite sport, and tracing it back to its Indigenous roots A Nova Scotia woman is making a new documentary that investigates the origins of Canada’s favourite sport, and tracing it back to its potential Indigenous roots. Mi’kmaw political science professor […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201913 Views

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Halifax Regional Municipality: Zatzman Sportsplex public art now on display

February 7, 2019 The Zatzman Sportsplex is just days away from its official opening, and already the excitement is building with last night’s unveiling of a new public art installation for the facility. “This truly remarkable Jordan Bennett piece underscores the importance of continued investment in public art,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “The Zatzman […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201922 Views

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NunatuKavut makes significant contribution to the 2019 Labrador Winter Games

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, January 23, 2019 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) announced today that will it be providing funding for the 2019 Labrador Winter Games. The Games are hosted by Happy Valley-Goose Bay and will take place in the Lake Melville Area from March 17-23, 2019. Up to $10,000 is being made available […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201921 Views

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Announcing the Chief Executive Officer of the 2020 North American Indigenous Games

January 13, 2019 Aboriginal Sport Circle – (Halifax, NS) The Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Sandy as the Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society. “I am tremendously excited and honoured to play a key role in planning the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201926 Views

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MPAL coordinator aims to enhance Glooscap community through active living – Nova News Now

GLOOSCAP – Jordan Smith has an important role with a complicated title. She’s with the Mi’kmaq physical activity leadership program and is an active living coordinator or MPAL coordinator. She’s essentially in charge of getting the community more physically active through sport and active living, but it also touches on the community’s rich culture and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 201930 Views

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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, 201856 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, 201829 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, 201833 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, 201834 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, 201829 Views

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