Manitoba’s Indigenous sporting history chronicled in new book

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter “A History of Excellence – The Untold Stories Of Manitoba’s Indigenous Sport” explores Indigenous sports history in the province dating back to 1895.Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council has produced a book titled “A History of Excellence – The Untold Stories Of Manitoba’s Indigenous Sport.” It is written by Winnipeg author Scott Taylor and Carriera Lamoureux, MASRC’s sport for social development manager. Janice Forsyth, a member of Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba and leading Indigenous sports historian, wrote the introduction for the 312-page book. Forsyth said MASRC officials realized detailing Indigenous sporting history was a practical use of their time when pandemic restrictions shut down public gatherings, including sporting events. “One of those pieces was…

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