Toilet paper reference to Whitecloud an insult to Indigenous people

By Dave Baxter, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Geraldine Shingoose still remembers the jokes and the ridicule she would often face as a child because of her traditional Indigenous name, and that is why she felt sadness and anger after a high-profile sports broadcaster recently ridiculed the last name of a First Nations athlete from Manitoba playing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. “I was called goose, people just called me goose, and they thought it was funny, but when you’re just a young kid it really hurts,’’ Shingoose said. “Even back then I knew they were making fun of my name but they were also making fun of my culture, so they are making you feel ashamed about who you are.’’ On Monday evening, after the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the…

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