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Hockey program for Indigenous girls in Cape Breton creating opportunities amid COVID-19 restrictions – TheChronicleHerald.ca

MEMBERTOU — Kyrah Haddad is all smiles as she leaves the ice in a group of red-cheeked girls, all laughing and yelling. She’s finishing up her third practice as part of the Female Indigenous Hockey program at the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre. It’s the second year of the two-year pilot program by Hockey Nova […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202118 Views

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GNB: New fund for community recreation infrastructure

25 January 2021 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is helping to make recreation facilities throughout New Brunswick more inclusive. A new fund has been established to support community recreation efforts that will improve accessible recreation infrastructure and spaces to benefit the needs of a broad range of users. The Inclusive Community Recreation Infrastructure Fund […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2021105 Views

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Cape Breton high school changes team name to be more culturally respectful – CBC

More than 900 students at Riverview Rural High voted on new name Sep 24, 2020 A high school in Coxheath, N.S., has ended a tradition spanning nearly 50 years by rebranding its sports teams. Officials at Riverview Rural High announced last year they would drop the name Redmen and begin the search for a team name more culturally […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 202072 Views

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NAIG 2020 Postponement Plan Extended

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council met via teleconference on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 to discuss the ongoing uncertainties with the COVID-19 pandemic. In consultation with its members and stakeholders, the NAIG Council determined that for the health and safety of all, delivering the NAIG in the summer of 2021 is not feasible. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 202059 Views

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Petition calls for boycott of world lacrosse games after Iroquois Nationals excluded – APTN News

Jul 24, 2020 Petition asks 8 countries to withdraw, show solidarity with team A petition with more than 12,000 signatures on it is circulating on social media asking eight countries to withdraw from the 2022 world lacrosse games scheduled for Birmingham, Alabama in 2022 after the Iroquois Nationals were left out of the tournament. The […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 202092 Views

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North American Indigenous Games launches at home platform – APTN News

Jul 20, 2020 Games cancelled because of COVID-19 but online events start up. The North American Indigenous Games are going virtual this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. NAIG as they’re known, was supposed to kick off in Halifax this week. But the games are now being launched at home and using virtual platforms to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202087 Views

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How to participate in NAIG at Home – CBC

North American Indigenous Games go virtual July 10-18 Jul 16, 2020 With the North American Indigenous Games postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19, organizers have a week-long schedule of virtual events from July 10-18, 2020 called NAIG at Home (#NAIGatHOME). Some highlights: The week will include: virtual competitions, activities and panel discussions, a virtual market, prizes, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 202089 Views

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How one Mi’kmaq boy went from fearing police to shooting hoops with them – CBC

‘I didn’t even know how to be a mom to him in that moment’ Jul 10, 2020 In June, as riots and protests against police violence erupted across the world, 10-year-old Kingston Gallant watched with growing fear. The Mi’kmaq boy, who lives in Summerside, P.E.I., was so consumed with fear that he might be hurt by […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2020101 Views

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First Nations leaders ‘disappointed’ as N.B. premier resists push for systemic racism inquiry – APTN News

Leaders unsuccessful again after premier suggested task force alternative in previous meeting Jul 09, 2020 First Nation leaders met with the premier of New Brunswick Thursday to continue their push for a public inquiry into systemic discrimination against Indigenous people in the provincial justice system. They left empty handed after their first meeting with Premier […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 202091 Views

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North American Indigenous Games move online for 2020 – HalifaxToday.ca

Events were originally scheduled to take place across the province from July 12 to 18 The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) were originally scheduled to take place in Nova Scotia from July 12 to 18, 2020. But like most other large events, they’re no longer happening this year – at least in person. “We had […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2020109 Views

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