Indigenous leader feels NHL could do better job of acknowledging racism – CBC

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Indigenous leader feels NHL could do better job of acknowledging racism – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 202042 Views

League executive says Indigenous group will be included in counter-racism initiatives

Sep 18, 2020

It’s laudable for the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association to protest acts of violence against Black people, but the league and players should also speak out against racism faced by Indigenous people, says Terry Teegee, Regional Chief of the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations.

Teegee, a member of the Takla Lake First Nation, said Black Lives Matter “is a well worthy cause” supported by many in the Indigenous community because “we’re cut from the same cloth” when it comes to dealing with racism.

The police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake sparked protests across North America and around the world. Last month the NHL and the NHLPA agreed to postpone two days worth of Stanley Cup playoff games as a response to Blake’s shooting and the wider issues surrounding systemic racism, social injustice and police brutality.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/nhl-racial-injustice-indigenous-1.5729070

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