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Inuit hockey funding cut in half

After being celebrated for a decade of good work, Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program in northern Quebec is being told it had strayed from its crime prevention mandate to focus on winning tournaments.

The Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program which was created in 2006 by former NHL player Joe Juneau.
The Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program which was created in 2006 by former NHL player Joe Juneau.  (FACEBOOK/NYHDP NORDIKS)  

MONTREAL (Feb. 28) —Joé Juneau spent a lifetime learning about teamwork and determination as a collegiate hockey player, an aeronautical engineering student and 13 seasons in the NHL.

He has been trying to instill those same values in the Arctic villages of northern Quebec with a hockey program aimed at keeping Inuit youth on a path clear of the hazards of boredom, unemployment, addiction and crime that plague the region. Continue reading

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Brazil prepares to host first-ever Indigenous Olympics

Indigenous peoples from 22 countries are set to attend the first Indigenous Peoples World Games. | Photo: HispanTV

Indigenous peoples from 22 countries are set to attend the first Indigenous Peoples World Games. | Photo: HispanTV

teleSURtv.net (October 22) – The Indigenous Peoples World Games are expected to bring as many as 30,000 people to the Brazilian city of Palmas. Continue reading

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NFL: Why historians should demand the Redskins change their name

JAMES LOEWEN*

“The Organization of American Historians hereby adds its voice to the growing demands by Native American organizations, our sister disciplines, and conscientious people of all ethnic backgrounds, to change the name and logo of the Washington ‘Redskins.’ Continue reading

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Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team captures bronze medal at world championship

Ontario Regional Chief congratulates team

 Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse TeamTORONTO – Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy Congratulates the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team representing the Haudenosaunee Confederacy on their third place finish in the World Lacrosse Championship this past Saturday in Denver, Colorado. Continue reading

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Iroquois nationals return to world field lacrosse championships

Ron Cogan and Marty Ward join other members of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team | Frank Franklin II/AP

Ron Cogan and Marty Ward join other members of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team
| Frank Franklin II/AP

The team will don the distinctive purple uniforms of the Iroquois nationals at the world field lacrosse championships for the first time in eight years after they were unable to compete in 2010. The Iroquois team missed out on the last competition in Manchester when the British government barred their entry to the United Kingdom.

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Indigenous boy protests on pitch during World Cup opening ceremony

An indigenous Guarani boy held up a banner reading 'Demarcation Now!' at the World Cup's opening ceremony.

An indigenous Guarani boy held up a banner reading ‘Demarcation Now!’ at the World Cup’s opening ceremony | Luiz Pires/CGY

2014 FIFA World Cup(June 16) – One of the three Brazilian children who released white doves during the World Cup opening ceremony used the occasion to demand recognition of Indian land rights – but his protest was censored byFIFA.

Immediately after releasing a white dove, Jeguaká Mirim, an indigenous Guarani boy, held up a red banner reading ‘Demarcation Now!’ But his courageous protest was not broadcast, as the TV cameras swiftly cut away.

Jeguaká’s father, Guarani author Olívio Jekupe, said that the act “showed the world that we are not standing still… My son showed the world what we need the most: the demarcation of our lands.” Continue reading

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Canadian journalist sues former Vancouver Games CEO for defamation

Laura Robinson (photo) has filed a defamation suit against John Furlong. Photo by Play the Game / Thomas Søndergaard

Laura Robinson (photo) has filed a defamation suit against John Furlong. Photo by Play the Game / Thomas Søndergaard

Play the Game (Jan. 20): – Investigative journalist Laura Robinson has launched a defamation suit against John Furlong, former CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Games as the latest step in a 14-month long legal battle initiated by Furlong.

In a press statement, the Canadian journalist Laura Robinson explains the civil action launched against John Furlong: Continue reading

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