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

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by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201913 Views


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 Cheryl Maloney has been researching the Mi’kmaq’s relationship to ice hockey since 2014, and hopes to release the findings in her film The Game of Hockey: A Mi’kmaq Story.

She says she was turned onto the idea after one of her students wrote a paper on the history of the Mi’kmaw as the inventors of hockey sticks.

Read More: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/new-documentary-explores-the-potential-mikmaq-origins-of-hockey-1236861

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