Aug 9

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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Today we celebrate International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples by reflecting back on Canada's Sports Hall of Fame initiatives that honour the remarkable accomplishments of Indigenous sport heroes throughout Canada.
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2022 National Indigenous Peoples Day
On June 21, hundreds of youth were captivated by the wisdom of Hall of Famer, Chief Wilton Littlechild as he spoke about balance being the key to success in all areas of life, during his educational keynote, presented by ATB Financial and CN. The day's festivities closed with a powerful panel discussion surrounding the role of sport on the path to reconciliation, presented by Black Diamond Group.
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Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience
Launch to the Public
On June 21, hundreds of youth were captivated by the wisdom of Hall of Famer, Chief Wilton Littlechild as he spoke about balance being the key to success in all areas of life, during his educational keynote, presented by ATB Financial and CN. The day's festivities closed with a powerful panel discussion surrounding the role of sport on the path to reconciliation, presented by Black Diamond Group.
With nearly 600,000 website views since launch, this national education initiative designed for K-12 students, which inspires conversation about the rich sporting history of 14 Indigenous Hall of Famers inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, has become a vital resource for all Canadians!