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Elsipogtog on the rebound: A hockey rink heals after arson, tragedy and perseverance – The Globe and Mail

For more than 40 years, this New Brunswick community’s rink was a source of pride – until it was set on fire and the ex-chief who envisioned it died, heartbroken. Then the people found a way to bring it back When the lights went out in Piestany, Albert Levi leapt from the couch and started […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202110 Views

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Elsipogtog First Nation voted Kraft Hockeyville, wins $250K to fix fire-damaged arena – Global News

The hockey arena in Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick will be getting a much-needed facelift, after the community was voted Kraft Hockeyville 2021. The title, which comes with a preseason NHL game and a $250,000 prize for arena upgrades, was announced Saturday night. The community was devastated in September 2020 when fire ripped through […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 202121 Views

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Elsipogtog First Nation Nominated in Top 4 for Kraft HockeyVille – The Brunswickan

Elsipogtog First Nation has made it to the top 4 for Kraft Hockeyville, a nationwide competition that has a $250 000 grand prize in arena repairs and, if won, would bring a pre-season NHL game to New Brunswick. Kraft Hockeyville is an annual competition sponsored by Kraft Heinz, the National Hockey League, and the NHL […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202130 Views

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Esgenoôpetitj First Nation comes together to build first rink in decades – CBC

Mar 24, 2021 ‘With the rink you have people coming out. We’ve had elders that were out here skating’ Kyla Dedam wasn’t always a fan of gym class. Now it’s a highlight in her day. The 13-year-old looks forward to the moment when she gets to leave school behind and cross the street to the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202128 Views

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IWD: Indigenous SMU forward tries to ‘create a path’ for girls hoping to play hockey – TheChronicleHerald.ca

Erin Denny saw her older sister playing hockey and something clicked. “I watched her play and I told my dad I had to join,” the 18-year-old from Eskasoni, N.S., recalled. But when she joined her first team about 10 years ago, none of her teammates were like her sister. “It was more of a boys […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 202146 Views

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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, 202155 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, 2021145 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, 202098 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, 202088 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, 2020115 Views

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