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Exploring hockey’s roots in Indigenous communities – CBC Radio

Apr 21, 2019

This week on Unreserved, we explore what hockey means to Indigenous people, and how that connection is about more than just sports.

In March, Enoch Cree Nation was the first First Nation to host Rogers Hometown Hockey. As the CBC’s Kyle Muzyka found out, the weekend was a celebration of Indigenous people and their deep ties to hockey.

Since they experienced racism at a hockey tournament in Quebec City last May, a lot has happened for the First Nations Elites Bantam AAA team. Coach Tommy Neeposh explains what they faced on the ice, and the drive to move forward.

The girls on the Rez Girls 64 hockey team also experienced racism at a tournament in Thunder Bay. But heading into their third tournament in Kingston, Ont. in March, the squad from Eamametoong First Nation was determined to compete and have fun for the team they fought so hard to build.

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