Well done on Indige­nous games

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: NAIG cov­er­age

I would like to give a ku­dos, props or a shout out (or what­ever the kids are say­ing nowa­days) to The Spec and Steve Mil­ton for the ex­cel­lent cov­er­age of the North Amer­i­can Indige­nous Games. It was daily front page news. Through the pa­per I found out about some events and I was able to go to McMaster and see and feel first hand the en­ergy and pos­i­tiv­ity the games had.

Also I must ac­knowl­edge that The Spec­ta­tor is do­ing its part on the rec­om­men­da­tions from the Truth and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion find­ings. Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion isn’t just be­tween First Na­tion peo­ples and the gov­ern­ment, but with all peo­ples of Canada. Part of the rec­om­men­da­tions was the pro­mo­tion and spread­ing of cul­tural aware­ness of Indige­nous peo­ple. By hav­ing such cov­er­age of the games, the Spec­ta­tor filled this man­date by bring­ing sto­ries of to­day’s First Na­tions peo­ple in a mod­ern ath­letic set­ting while pay­ing at­ten­tion to past tra­di­tions and his­tory.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all event par­tic­i­pants and or­ga­niz­ers of the NAIG. And again thanks to The Spec for putting good news sto­ries about our First Na­tion Peo­ples where they should be; on the front page. An­drew Schroeder, Hamil­ton

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