Sports celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Kahnawake, Que, native Waneek Horn-Miller became the first Mohawk woman from Canada to make it to an Olympics, co-captaining the Canadian water polo team in Sydney in 2000. (Jeff De Booy/The Canadian Press)

By Josh Giles Writer Sunday was Indigenous Peoples Day, and we are marking that celebration by bringing you a few of the so many influential Indigenous people in sports. From Tom Longboat, to Gaylord Powless to Jim Thorpe, many have played huge roles in the progression of high competition in sport. Sunday many leagues and organizations took to social media to recognize the role Indigenous People have played in the world and in sports. The Aboriginal Sports Circle posted online a statement saying, “Today, we celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and achievements of Indigenous people in Canada. Today is an opportunity for us to reflect on our relationships and learn how reconciliation can prepare us for a better future.” The North American Indigenous Games Council also took to the Internet…

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