Sports & Recreation

Call for Pilot Community for Aboriginal Sports Role Model Program

Pilot Community Application Form

Aboriginal Role Model Program

Applications Due Friday August 25, 2006

 In partnership with the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Esteem Team Association (ETA) has received funding from Sport Canada to develop an Aboriginal Role Model Program for Aboriginal communities across Canada with the goal of athletes and physically active Aboriginal Role Models inspiring young Aboriginals to take a leadership role in sport, recreation and physical activity within their own communities.

At this time, eight (8) pilot communities require selection for participation in the pilot phase of the project.  For the purposes of the pilot (September 2006 - December 2006), the ASC and ETA are requesting interested Aboriginal communities to apply for consideration as a pilot community by completing the Pilot Community Application Form according to the criteria, needs and descriptions as detailed below:

 General considerations:

 The ASC and ETA have established some objectives they will consider in selecting the eight pilot communities from the nominated communities list, as follows:

  1.  Achieve broad geographical representation (north, central, eastern and western Canada).
  2. Achieve balance of communities:  on reserve, off reserve, urban, rural, remote communities.
  3. Achieve social representation: First Nations, Inuit, Innu, and Métis peoples.
  4. Achieve balance in terms of the type of community in the pilot.  There will be some communities who are already model communities and others that may have more challenges.  We want to develop an understanding of how to work in all types of communities and are seeking a range of community experiences.
  5. Is the community likely to be supportive of the initiative and/or do they have supportive adults in community, and/or strong leadership potential in youth in community?
  6. Does the community already have involved youth or good potential for involving youth?  Including their availability to, ability to, and interest in becoming involved in community.
  7. Budget considerations do play a role in the choice of community.  We have a limited budget that must cover all expenses to get the role model to and from the community three times as well as other administrative expenses involved in delivering the sessions and events in community.  Costs to access more remote communities may be a limiting factor in the pilot but we will do our best to balance the needs to meet the objectives of the pilot. 

 Please proceed to complete the application form on the next 2 pages. 

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability.

  1. What is the community name and where is it located?
  2. Who is/are the leader(s)in the community with whom we would need to connect to confirm the community's participation in the pilot program?
  3. Is this a First Nations, Inuit, Métis or other type of community?  Please describe.
  4. How big is the community?  
    Total population?  
    Approximately how many people in the community are under the age of 25 years?
  5. Is the community on reserve, off reserve, urban, rural, or remote (other, describe)?
  6. Why do you think the community is a good candidate for this program?
  7. What recreational, cultural and sport services and facilities are available to young people in the community?
  8. What particular challenges, if any, do youth in the community face that make you feel they would benefit from a program of this nature?  Please describe.
  9. Are there any community programs that actively support youth and youth leadership in the community?  If so, please describe them here.
  10. Are there any young sport leaders in the community that you feel may be willing to help make the program a success in the community?  If so please list their names and why you think they would be helpful.
  11. Are there any adult leaders in this community that you feel may be able to help with delivering the program in the community?  If so,  please list their names and why you think they would be helpful.
  12. Please provide your own name and contact information in the space below so that we may contact you if we have any questions.  

We will review all applications and may call to gather more information if needed.  We will let you know the status of your application by September 25, 2006.  In the event that your community is not selected for the pilot phase of the program, your application will be kept for future consideration when the next phase of the program rolls out with an expanded number of communities after December 2006. 

Thank you again for expressing your interest in the Aboriginal Athlete & Youth Role Model Program.

Fax or e-mail your completed form by Friday August 25, 2006 to:
e-mail:     fax: (613) 789-9204

For more information, click on the following word documents:




 ----- Original Message -----
From: Rod Jacobs
To: Rod Jacobs
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 1:29 AM
Subject: FW: Aboriginal Role Model Program

Would young people in your community benefit from having an Aboriginal role model meet with them to discuss sport in your community, what is good about it, what could be better and how they can take action themselves to create a positive sense of self through their interaction with sport and physical activity in their own community?

If you think this is something your community would like to be a part of, we are looking for 8 pilot communities in which to conduct the preliminary program.  The attached documents will provide you with more information on the origins of the program and how it is expected to develop. 

If your community is interested in applying to be a pilot community then here's what you need to do by Friday August 25, 2006:

Complete the attached Community Application Form and send it to Shelly O'Brien, Executive Director Programs for the Esteem Team Association at:

E-mail:     FAX :  613-789-9204 

Rod Jacobs
Manager - High Performance Programs
Aboriginal Sport Circle
Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
R.R. #3
Cornwall Island, ON  K6H 5R7
(613) 938-1176, ext 23
(613) 938-9181 - fax

Ontario Recreation Facilities Association training program in Kenora

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association is pleased to offer the 1st Annual North Western Ontario Training Program to be held at the Kenora Recreation Centre from September 11-14, 2006 in response to member training needs. You are encouraged to review the following course descriptions and submit your registration without delay.

Offering Training Courses in:

  • Introduction to Aquatic Facility Operations Course
  • Parks Equipment & Safety Operations Course
  • Dealing with Difficult People and Violence in the Workplace Course
  • Ice Maintenance & Equipment Operation Course

For more information click here to get the 5 page PDF document

Call for proposals for multi-year community sports programs for Aboriginal women

Call for Proposals


Team Spirit: Aboriginal Girls in Sport is a national project designed to increase community sport opportunities for Aboriginal girls and young women (ages 9-18).

Team Spirit is a partnership between the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and the Aboriginal Sport Circle, and has received Sport Participation Development Program funding from Heritage Canada, Sport Canada.

Call for Program Proposals

CAAWS and the Aboriginal Sport Circle are now seeking proposals from organizations across Canada to develop and implement multi-year community sport programs for Aboriginal girls and young women. Three programs will be selected to receive $6,000 in funding over two years (2006/2007 - $3,000; 2007/2008 - $3,000).

Proposals are due August 8, 2006.

For more information about the Call for Program Proposals visit

Call for Advisory Committee Members

Three Advisory Committee positions are now available for Aboriginal females with an interest in increasing community sport opportunities for Aboriginal girls and young women. CAAWS and the Aboriginal Sport Circle will prioritize candidates from the Northern, Eastern and Western regions of Canada, and seek to fill one or more of these positions with female Aboriginal youth (aged 18-24).

Submissions are due July 14, 2006.

For more information about becoming a Team Spirit Advisory Committee member visit

Request for Pictures

Do you have pictures of Aboriginal girls and women engaged in sport and physical activity? CAAWS is searching for photographs to promote the importance of active living for this target group and complement our Team Spirit: Aboriginal girls in Sport project. Send high resolution, digital photographs with appropriate permissions, or suggestions of organizations or photobanks with access to appropriate pictures, to Sydney Millar at

CAAWS is always looking for pictures of active girls and women. Submit high resolution, digital pictures, with the appropriate permissions, to

For more information contact:
Sydney Millar
Team Spirit Project Manager
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
228-1367 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 4A9
Tel: 604.738.2468

Iroquois Nation competes against Canada at international lacrosse championships

Latest news - updated July 22, 2006


London, Ont. -- The Iroquois Nationals lost to Australia 21-8 in the Bronze Medal Game at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships.  The Nationals finished the tournament as the fourth ranked team in the world.
The players and staff would like to thank everyone who supported the team during the tournament. Without the assistance of our fans, none of the team's accomplishments would have been possible.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Halifax, NS next year for the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships and in Manchester, England for the 2010 World Lacrosse Championships.


Iroquois Nation
1England 10Iroquois Nation 13Fri, Jul 1412:30 pm10 - 13 final
11Iroquois Nation 8Canada 12Sat, Jul 151:30 pm8 - 12 final
21Iroquois Nation 13Japan 11Sun, Jul 167:30 pm13 - 11 final
29United States 21Iroquois Nation 13Mon, Jul 174:00 pm21 - 13 final
38Iroquois Nation 12Australia 10Tue, Jul 184:00 pm12 - 10 final
Iroquois Nation 14Germany 6Wed, Jul 192:00 pm14 - 6 final
Iroquois Nation 6Canada 16Thu, Jul 207:30 pm6 - 16 final
Australia 21Iroquois Nation 8Sat, Jul 2211:00 am21 - 8 final
The Iroquois are a unique entity, comprising the only Native American team sanctioned to compete in any sport internationally. Prior to the induction of the Nationals into the International Lacrosse Federation, the Iroquois responded to a request by the NCAA to field a team for exhibition play with Canada and the United States NCAA national champions. The Haudenosaunee Six Nations Confederacy formed a committee and a National Iroquois field Lacrosse team reemerged. We absorbed early defeat but our players enjoyed the competition and were inspired to take on the challenge of becoming a world-class team. Through the difficult developmental years, and the transition from box lacrosse to the field game, our men never lost faith. Those early players serve as inspiration to the Iroquois teams of today.
Baltimore, Maryland - 1998
1. United States
2. Canada
3. Australia
4. Iroquois
5. England
Adelaide, Australia - 1999
1. United States
2. Canada
3. Iroquois
4. England
5. Australia

Perth, Australia - 2002
1. United States
2. Canada
3. Australia
4. Iroquois
5. England

Our individual team members have also achieved great success. We have NCAA All-Americans, professional players in the National Lacrosse League, and many International Lacrosse Federation World Team members.

An indication of the quality of our players is that they are being recruited by national powerhouses in lacrosse, not only universities and colleges in the USA but also in Canada. Gewas Schindler has competed in three World Championships. He led his Loyola Greyhounds to 4 NCAA Tournaments, and is a three time All-American. Gewas was picked in the first round of the National Lacrosse League 1999 draft.


Cam Bomberry and Neal Powless are both three time All-Americans at Nazareth. Powless led Nazareth to two Division III Championships. Marshall Abrams, a standout defenseman on the Iroquois team has also made a name for himself at Syracuse University, earning three time All-American honors, and most notably, Defenseman of the Year in 2000. Marshall is a first-round draft pick for both box and field professional leagues.
Team members Rex Lyons and Drew Bucktooth have also made notables strides for the Iroquois. Rex is the only Iroquois player who has competed in all of the International games since 1983, scoring the most goals at the ILF World Games in Baltimore in 1998. Drew made the 1996 All World Team in Tokyo, Japan (at the age of 15) and made history when he was named to the World Team again 1999, making him the only player in the world to be selected to the ILF U-19 World Team twice!
The International Lacrosse Federation is the governing body of modern world lacrosse. The ILF Championships are held biannually between national teams from eleven countries of the world, including; Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Iroquois, Japan, Scotland, Sweden, United States, and Wales.

In July of 1998, the ILF Men's Championship in Baltimore, Maryland was a wonderful experience for the Iroquois, as they move up one giant step to fourth place in the world. Their play in 1998 served notice that the Iroquois Nationals are coming!

Our progress continued, in the 1999 at the Under -19 World Games in Adelaide, Australia, where we moved up again. Three of our players, Drew Bucktooth, Lance Mitchell, and Rodney Redeye were named to the ILF World Team. Delby Powless of Six Nations Territory, Ontario, was one of the top five leading scorers in the entire international competition. Delby was chosen first overall by the Buffalo Bandits in the 2004 National Lacrosse League draft.

2006 North American Indigenous Games begin in Denver

From the official North American Indigenous Games web site at

From July 2-8, 2006, Denver, Colorado, is the cultural heart of North America as the host city of the 2006 NAIG.

The 2006 NAIG are a phenomenal celebration of sport and culture for North American Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America). There are 7,500 representing 31 Delegations from across the U.S. and Canada!  An additional 30,000 supporters and spectators will also be participating.

2006 NAIG is a large-scale multi-sport and culture celebration offering competition in 16 sports for youth between the ages 13-19 and adults ages 20 and over that features an opening & closing ceremonies and cultural village featuring an Opening & Closing ceremony and Cultural Village.

The Team Ontario delegation web site can be found at on the Ontario Aboriginal Sport Circle web site.

Press Coverage ...

Team Ontario will not be sending soccer teams to Indigenous Games

Team Ontario has decided not to send any soccer teams to Colorado this summer.

The 34 participants for Juvenile girls and boys soccer teams were not submitted to the group  in Colorado, therefore the teams will not be participating. 

I would like to let you know that my role was to try and get our youth from our region to participate and possibly make teams from Northern Ontario. I worked with the sports leader because I wanted athletes from my home community and as well as northwestern Ontario to have an opportunity to participate in the games.

I apologize to all that were interested.  It was disappointing to me when I found out. 

Youth Invitational Hockey Tournament in Sandy Lake

Sandy lake First Nations


Youth Invitational Hockey Tournament

Dates:  March 30, 31 & April 1st                

Two Divisions:  Pee Wee (ages 11 & 12)

                        Bantams (ages 13, 14 & 4 - 15 year olds)

Entry Fee  $200.00 per Team

Prizes: depending on number of teams entered along with trophies and medallions

Accommodations and meals will be provided!!!

Contacts:  David B. Fiddler @ 774 1300 (hm) 774 3421 (wk)

                Kennedy Fiddler @ 774 9958 (hm) 774 3421 (wk)

"hey, let's not forget about our future hockey stars!!!"

Upcoming 5th Annual Sioux Lookout Womens Broomball Tournament

Sioux Lookout Womens broomball Tournamet

Wednesday March 29th to Sunday April 2nd 2006

24 teams have confirmed

The Schedule is post on my home page

Travel day for teams Tuesday March 28th 2006

Bring your Status Cards and Health Cards

The rules & Regulations will be at the admission table

each team is guaranteed four games

Top 16 will advance to A Side and the losing teams from A Side knockout games will drop to C Side and for the A Side Semi Final losing team will drop to B Side Championship

from 17th place to 24th place: C Side

points system: goals for/goals against/shoot out

for more information

807 537 9711



Good Luck teams and have fun

Lac Seul Eagles win championship game at First Nations Hockey tournament

On Sunday, March 19, the Lac Seul Eagles won the A-Side Championship game of the First Nations Hockey tournament in Sioux Lookout. They were playing the Mishkeegogamang Falcons team in the championship game.

In the B-Side Championship game the Michikan Mavericks defeated the Hudson Bay Cree team. While in the C-Side Championship game, Nibinamik Flyers won this division over the Keewaywin Hawks team.

For all the game details visit

L'll Bands Youth Hockey Tournament 2006

Little Bands Youth Hockey Tournament 2006

February 17 , 18 , 19 , 2006

Sioux Lookout Arena and Eagle Lake First Nation Arena

11 Peewee Teams  ages 11-12 yrs old

7 Bantam teams ages 13-14 yrs old

Daily admission -Adults  $5.00 a day

                      - 12 under $3.00 a day

Teams : Big Trout Lake , Muskrat Dam , Bearskin Lake , Sachigo Lake , North Caribou Lake , Wapekeka , Kasabonika Lake , Sandy Lake , Pikangikum , Deer Lake , Mishkeegogamang .