The Assembly celebrates Peter Julian’s induction into the East Hants Sport Hall of Fame – Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs
July 14, 2017
The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs are pleased to learn that Peter Julian of Sipekne’katik will be induced into the East Hants Sports Hall of Fame tonight.
In the early 1970’s, he established the Nova Scotia Indian Sports Program and he was one of the first Mi’kmaq men to coordinate the Maritime Summer Games. He was the first Mi’kmaq to develop a First Nations team for the Nova Scotia Junior “B” league and he also established the Annual Maritime Native Fast Ball Tournament.
For many years, Peter was a coach, fundraiser, and manager, inspiring and leading many to become athletes.
“Peter Julian was a well-known role model for the community of Sipekne’katik First Nation,” said Chief Norman Bernard, Lead Chief of Sports and Recreation for the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. “Peter was dedicated to introducing people to different sports and his efforts and heart brought athletes from all over the east coast to participate and compete in the tournaments he organized.”
There was no question that Peter had passion and heart for his Mi’kmaq community -especially the children and youth. He developed a sports equipment drop-off at his home which provided kids, who could not afford the gear, the opportunity to play various sports. He was also a leader for his people as he once held the seat as Chief of his community and as a Councillor for a number of years.
“Peter was known for going that extra mile,” continued Chief Bernard. “He made it his duty to drive people to and from arenas and fields, whether it was morning or night, weekdays, or weekends; he was who the community counted on.”
Today, Peter’s passion and dreams continue to touch the lives of the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia. His home community still hosts the Peter & Mary Agnes Memorial Hockey Tournament annually.
The people of Mi’kma’ki will always remember Peter and are very proud that he is being honored tonight. The induction ceremony will take place at 6pm at the East Hants Area.
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