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ISWO: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Updates of COVID-19 Impacted Activities ISWO continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the province of Ontario, and the recommendations provided by public health authorities, for keeping our staff community members and program participants safe. Based on the escalation of COVID-19 cases in Ontario, and given the recommendation for the continued use of social […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202025 Views

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Graduating Indigenous star forward weighs options for future hockey career – Anishinabek News

POWASSAN— It’s certainly not the way Gregory Trudeau-Paquet thought his junior career would end. Trudeau-Paquet, a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, was a star forward this season with the Powassan Voodoos, members of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL). Trudeau-Paquet finished third in the NOJHL scoring race after racking up 84 points (32 goals […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202025 Views

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LNHL 2020 Tournament CANCELLED

Health & Safety of Participants & Families is Paramount March 12, 2020 – At 9:30 a.m. today, a conference call was held between the Little NHL Executive and host committee members from Nipissing First Nation to discuss the rapidly changing circumstances related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in urban centres. The health and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202028 Views

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ISWO Statement on COVID-19

Toronto, ON – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — ISWO understands that families and communities are feeling anxious and are worried about the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario and abroad; the situation may be particularly more concerning for remote Indigenous communities and populations. While we cannot guarantee that COVID-19 will not spread further, we would like […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202032 Views

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NAN & GCT#3 Call for Postponement of Hockey Tournaments

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 11, 2020): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT#3) Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh are appealing to organizers for the postponement of the Northern Bands and Little Native Hockey League Hockey Tournaments next week. “The threat posed by COVID-19 is causing great concern in our First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202036 Views

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NFN: LNHL 2020 tournament to proceed as planned

March 9, 2020 – At 4:30 p.m. today, a conference call was held between the Little NHL Executive, host committee members from Nipissing First Nation and the City of Mississauga to discuss options related to proceeding with Little NHL 2020. All parties involved agreed that given the World Health Organization, Public Health Ontario and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202049 Views

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LNHL 2020 tournament to proceed as planned – Anishinabek News

March 9, 2020 – At 4:30 p.m. today, a conference call was held between the Little NHL Executive, host committee members from Nipissing First Nation and the City of Mississauga to discuss options related to proceeding with Little NHL 2020. All parties involved agreed that given the World Health Organization, Public Health Ontario and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202026 Views

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ISWO: Fifth Annual Indigenous Volleyball Tournament serves up a Winning Set of Athleticism, Community and Opportunity

The 2020 Ontario Native Volleyball Invitational (ONVI) showcased the talents of young Indigenous athletes and provided an opportunity to qualify for a coveted spot on Team Ontario to compete at the upcoming 2020 NAIG. London, Ontario  – The competition was intense and the camaraderie even greater. A total of ten girls’ teams and four boys’ […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202026 Views

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Queen’s U: Policy paper calls for a culture of inclusion and acceptance in hockey

March 2, 2020 (March 2020) Queen’s University researchers Sam McKegney and Courtney Szto are calling on hockey organizations and governments to enact policy changes to invigorate the need for re-education of coaches, parents, players, and officials on the importance of anti-racism, and to promote strategies for making hockey culture safer, more inclusive, and more accountable […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202022 Views

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2020 Anemki Unity Winter Classic brings together 23 teams from Fort William First Nation and surrounding area – Anishinabek News

FORT WILLIAM — The Lake Helen Braves enjoyed participating as one of 23 teams at the 2020 Anemki Unity Winter Classic, held Feb. 13-16 at the Fort William First Nation Arena. “I was very happy the way they had it organized,” says RJ Thorsteinson, coach of the Lake Helen Braves. “It was very beneficial to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202043 Views

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