Call to Action # 87

We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history.

Why “In Progress?”

Official federal government response only refers to the two most recent Indigenous inductees without referencing how the Tom Longboat Awards, launched to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Indigenous athletes to sports in Canada, can be leveraged to provide “public education”. Little detail at provincial, territory or sports organizational level.

Tom Longboat Award winners
YearMale AthleteProvinceFemale AthleteProvince
2020 Conner RouletteMan.Kerri EinarsonMan.
2019Cameron GayleardMan.Lyric AtchisonBC
2018Michael LinklaterSask.Jocelyne LarocqueMan.
2017James LavelléeMan.Joy SpearChief-MorrisAlta

Current Status

July 5, 2022


Previous Status

May 14, 2022


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