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Part of what makes the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship so unique is its inherent focus on fostering cultural unity and pride. (Shutterstock)

The National Aboriginal Hockey Championship celebrates the strength of Indigenous sporting communities

The National Aboriginal Hockey Championship honours the resiliency of Indigenous Peoples while presenting youth with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the 2019 Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year. The Toronto Star recently decided to remove Lou Marsh’s name from the trophy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hans Deryk

The complex legacy of Lou Marsh and his trophy

The Toronto Star’s decision to rename its Lou Marsh trophy reminds us of the ways sports journalism has amplified damaging and racist tropes.
Several Pasifika rugby league players decided to represent the country of their heritage, such as in this match between New Zealand and Tonga. Supplied

Athlete development must better support Indigenous and Pasifika players

The Oceania Cup allows rugby league players to represent the country of their heritage. Now we need to introduce training processes that better reflect and support cultural diversity.

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