Ethan Bear quickly becoming voice for Indigenous players

By Josh Giles, Sports Writer Although Ethan Bear was just traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, he remains a fan favourite for many Indigenous athletes, and don’t expect that to change. Joining the likes of Fred Sasakamoose, and Jordin Tootoo, Bear is becoming an outspoken advocate on Indigenous people in the National Hockey League. The 23-years-old Ochapowace First Nation defenseman has really come into his own in his short time in the NHL so far, and is speaking up for Indigenous issues. Not to say that other Indigenous players don’t. In fact, Bear looked up to players like Micheal Ferland, Brandon Montour, Carey Price, and Tootoo, and in many ways, have faced similar challenges that each one of those players have faced in their lifetime. But something is special about Bear….

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