Lacrosse coaches receive national Indigenous awards

Savanna Smith and Tyndall Fontaine were chosen as this year’s top Indigenous coaches in Canada.

By Sam Laskaris Writer Both of this year’s recipients of the National Indigenous Coaching Award are lacrosse coaches. Savanna Smith, who has Blackfoot ancestry and lives in Surrey, B.C., is the female recipient. And Tyndall Fontaine, a member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, is the male winner. The winners are annually selected by the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the governing body for Indigenous athletics in Canada. Both Smith and Tyndall were presented with their awards this past Friday. They were honoured at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala, which was hosted by the Coaching Association of Canada. The ceremony was held in Calgary. ASC president Rob Newman said both Fontaine and Smith are deserving recipients of their awards. “It is an honour for the Aboriginal Sport Circle to be…

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