Indigenous woman hoping to be named to Hockey Canada’s board this weekend

By Sam Laskaris Writer An Indigenous woman is among the nine finalists who has been recommended to be part of the new Hockey Canada leadership group. Marian Jacko, a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island, will find out this Saturday whether she will be joining Hockey Canada’s board of directors. Jacko is currently the president of the Little Native Hockey League tournament. The event, which is often more simply called the Little NHL, is the largest Indigenous youth hockey tournament in Ontario. Jacko is also the assistant deputy attorney general for the Indigenous Justice Division of the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. All previous members of Hockey Canada’s board stepped down in October because of the fallout from the association’s well-publicized scandals, which included the way past…

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