Boxer turned band councillor wants to help Elsipogtog youth – CBC

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Boxer turned band councillor wants to help Elsipogtog youth – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2016182 Views

Professional boxer Nathan Millier now fighting for a rec centre on New Brunswick First Nation

May 23, 2016

A professional boxer turned band councillor is injecting new blood in the fight to save youth on the Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick.

Before Nathan Millier was elected to council he had a record of 8-0-1 in the ring. Now Millier is dreaming of a new community recreation centre to help youth in the same way boxing helped focus his life — giving him discipline, integrity and pride.

He feels young people vandalise and fall into vices because of boredom and problems at home. Millier said boxing helped when he needed an outlet.

“The boxing gym was there to help me out,” said the 25 year old. “It’s a cheap sport, I got to let out a lot of aggression.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/elispogtog-mi-kmaq-boxing-youth-1.3589524

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