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Fred Sasakamoose Day offers chance to honour Indigenous hockey icon’s life, legacy – Global News

May 19, 2021 One of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous icons now has his own special day. May 18 has officially been proclaimed Fred Sasakamoose Day by both the provincial government and the City of Saskatoon, and on Tuesday, friends and relatives of the late hockey pioneer took part in a special ceremony at SaskTel Centre to mark […]

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Fred Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHL trailblazer, details his life in a new memoir – CTV News

May 17, 2021 TORONTO — The first treaty Indigenous player in the NHL, Fred Sasakamoose, will tell his story in his own words in a posthumous memoir. The book “Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL’s first Treaty Indigenous Player,” is scheduled to be released on Tuesday. It details […]

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Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League tips off this fall – Global News

April 29, 2021 A new basketball league is set to tip off in Saskatchewan this fall, but it will feature more than just dribbles and dunks. The Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League is partnering with the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan to feature a one-of-a-kind program for youth across the province, ages 11 to 17. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202137 Views

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Sports This Week – Fiction book captures lacrosse well – Yorkton This Week

So one, among a myriad of interests that I have, is reading. Often that dovetails nicely with my passion for sports, as there are numerous books written by and about athletes I have followed through the years. Almost all are non-fiction, and those have usually been the books I have read, and some I have […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 202129 Views

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Saskatoon statue will honour Indigenous NHL trailblazer Fred Sasakamoose – CBC

Apr 16, 2021 Sasakamoose, who died last November, was the first person with treaty status to play in the NHL The family of Fred Sasakamoose is proud that a statue of the groundbreaking NHL player has been commissioned and may take a place of honour at SaskTel Centre. The Saskatchewan-born Sasakamoose was the first person with treaty […]

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A mighty fine man’: Indigenous hockey pioneer Fred Sasakamoose remembered at funeral – The Battlefords News-Optimist

December 5, 2020 Fred Sasakamoose was intent on telling his story. The Indigenous hockey pioneer didn’t realize he was running out of time. Sasakamoose, who was remembered as a survivor, trailblazer and community leader at his funeral Saturday, died of complications from COVID-19 on Nov. 24 in Prince Albert, Sask., at age 86. He suited […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202064 Views

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Sask. athletes start podcast to showcase Indigenous talent and stories – CBC

Best friends River Thomas and Raymond Fox co-host Foxing Around Dec 01, 2020 What began as an idea for two Cree best friends has turned into a podcast that is catching on with their laid back conversation and list of Indigenous guests. “We firmly believe that everyone has a story,” said River Thomas, 25, originally […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202065 Views

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Canucks’ Ron Delorme’s emotional connection with hero Fred Sasakamoose – Sportsnet.ca

Wednesday night, Ron Delorme placed four wooden sticks on the walkway to his home. The first three are hockey sticks — belonging to son Blair, grandson Haydn, and one of his own. (A puck is next to each blade.) The fourth was presented to Delorme during the 1982 Stanley Cup playoffs. Then, he was a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 202065 Views

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Sasakamoose, Indigenous NHLer, dies at 86 – TSN

Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first Indigenous players in the NHL, has died after battling a presumed case of COVID-19. Sasakamoose died Tuesday in Prince Albert, Sask. He was 86. Fred’s son, Neil, announced his death in a video posted on Facebook. Neil Sasakamoose said last week that his father had been hospitalized in Saskatchewan […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 202061 Views

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All Reserve Golf Event, pays out $10000 hole in one – The Observer

September 4, 2020 The White Bear Golf Course was host to the first All Reserve Golf Event, a Texas Scramble format with 32 teams competing. The event was organized by Brett Standingready and Shawna Maxay, and was fully booked within 23 hours of the call for entries. There were teams from 13 different First Nations. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202095 Views

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