Six Nations man spearheads new football Indigenous Champion Award

Six Nations’ John Macdonald

By Sam Laskaris Writer A new award that will be handed out annually by the Canadian Football League Alumni Association (CFLAA) has a couple of Six Nations connections. The association has traditionally handed out its Alumnus of the Year Award at the annual Grey Cup festival, held in conjunction with the CFL’s championship activities. And starting this year, the CFLAA Indigenous Champion Award will also be presented on a yearly basis. This new accolade is in support of the CFL’s Diversity is Strength strategy and its truth and reconciliation initiatives. Six Nations member John Macdonald, an alumnus of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was asked to join a CFLAA committee as its Indigenous advisor. Macdonald is the one who proposed the new Indigenous Champion Award. The award will honour former Indigenous football…

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