Zach Whitecloud speaks on Indigenous culture

Whitecloud represents his team, and culture with a tremendous amount of pride on, and off of the ice.

By Josh Giles Writer Las Vegas Golden Knights have a great young defenseman on the rise in Zach Whitecloud. He not only represents the team through his stellar performance, but he also represents the Sioux Valley of Dakota Nations’ community as their only NHL player. He appeared on an edition of Hockey Culture to talk about his heritage and experience. Whitecloud is the first member of Sioux Valley to play in the NHL and explains how they feel to have one of their own in the league. “There’s a lot of words I can throw out for that one. But ‘Proud’ is the one that sticks out the most,” he said, “I didn’t grow up on the reserve my whole life. I visited and my dad’s family is from there…

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