B.C. lacrosse coach captures National Indigenous Coaching Award

By Sam Laskaris, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windspeaker.com Savanna Smith is proud of the fact she has won a National Indigenous Coaching Award. Smith, who has Blackfoot ancestry and lives in Surrey, B.C., is this year’s female recipient of the award. She also likes the fact the 2023 male recipient, Tyndall Fontaine, a member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, is, like herself, a lacrosse coach. “It was really cool that two people who are lacrosse coaches ended up getting this award,’’ said Smith, who is involved in numerous initiatives in her home province. Winners of the National Indigenous Coaching Award are annually selected by reps from the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the governing body of Indigenous athletics in Canada. Both Smith and Fontaine were presented with their awards during…

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