New Zealand:  The maori all indigenous rugy team are great ambassadors  of maori culture and skils. Unlike other sports team that disrespect and appropriate Indigenous people, the team are a shining example.   read here:  

New Zealand:  The maori all indigenous rugy team are great ambassadors  of maori culture and skils. Unlike other sports team that disrespect and appropriate Indigenous people, the team are a shining example.   read here:  

Research the controversy over the racist team logo and name in the USA - Redskin.  in Canada it took three years of campaigns for the Ottawa youth team by the same name 'redskins' to change its name. read article here: 

Research the controversy over the racist team logo and name in the USA - Redskin.  in Canada it took three years of campaigns for the Ottawa youth team by the same name 'redskins' to change its name. read article here: 

USA: Read the artcle from high school students in the US in response to racist mascots and the painful  impact on youth 

USA: Read the artcle from high school students in the US in response to racist mascots and the painful  impact on youth 


Access video and photo slideshow from this article on putting an end to racist sports mascots:

The Toronto Star reported that Education Minister Mitzie Hunter sent out a memo to school boards across the province last week asking them to "show leadership on this issues" and work with indigenous communities to determine if their team names, mascots or logos are offensive.

National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award - Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) Kendal Netmaker is founder and CEO of Neechie Gear, a lifestyle apparel brand built to empower youth through sports. He has successfully grown his business from a university project to a national name brand. Kendal grew up on Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan. WATCH the story of how an African classmate funded and helped Kendal play sports from his reserve when he was a child. 

 A short and moving video where sports break down stereotypes and participate in reconciliation: Air Canada Foundation and Montreal Canadian hockey player, Carey Price give a boy from a First Nations reserve a dream come true. 

 TOPIC # 3 –  SPORTS

CONTRIBUTIONS BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE:

Indigenous People invented sports still played professionally today. In spite of hardships and poor living conditions on reserves, there are numerous First Nations, Métis and Inuit professional athletes. Communities go to great lengths to fundraise sports equipment for children to be active in sports. You can find many examples of Indigenous contributions to sports.

Sports are for some, the only time that First Nations community teams or young athletes interact with other youth from non-Indigenous communities. In the past, these interactions have only re-affirmed racism either through racist sports logos or comments made to First Nations, Métis and Inuit players or to their teams during games. Sports can be environments where reconciliation and friendships are forged. Highlight examples in sports where reconciliation moments took place for indigenous people in Canada, or around the Globe.

For your presentation select from:

  •  Which sport was invented by Indigenous people and is still played professionally today?
  • Highlight Indigenous contributions to sports (players, coaches, sport inventions)
  • Moments in a sports context that demonstrate racism towards Indigenous people or examples of overcoming racism
  • Highlight examples in sports where reconciliation moments took place for indigenous people in Canada, or around the Globe. Example(s) where racism was addressed or overcame successfully in sports

These are only a few examples to get you started on your research. You can include them or find different examples and sources.