Selling Indigenous inclusion in hockey

LITTLE CURRENT, ON, Dec. 6, 2022 /CNW/ – Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is honoured to assist the Ottawa Senators’ Indigenous Peoples Appreciation Night time hockey recreation on December sixth, 2022. The night will probably be full of cultural celebrations and performances, in addition to the return of the Senators’ Indigenized brand designed by Jay Odjick, of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Cheering on the Ottawa Senators will probably be 100 Indigenous youth who’ve been invited by ITO by way of varied Indigenous service organizations. Occasions just like the Indigenous Peoples Appreciation Night time spotlight the significance of inclusion in skilled sports activities, by instilling Indigenous youth with cultural delight.

The next organizations assist Indigenous peoples by way of service within the Ottawa area and have been invited to attend Tuesday night’s recreation:

Odawa Native Friendship Centre
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Well being
Minwaashin Lodge – Indigenous Ladies’s Assist Centre
Inuuqatigiit – Centre for Inuit Kids, Youth and Households

ITO applauds the Ottawa Senators’ dedication to supporting and recognizing the essential contributions of Indigenous tradition to hockey in Canada. We’re anticipating extra skilled sports activities groups to not solely dedicate a night to have fun the Indigenous peoples of Canada, however to instil the spirit of inclusion inside their insurance policies.

“The expression of Indigenous id by way of sport is an integral a part of our tradition and story. Sport is a mirrored image of society and the inclusion of Indigenous youth in sports activities like hockey helps convey us all collectively. ITO is happy to help with making this a memorable evening for all and is grateful to the Ottawa Senators for this initiative. We sit up for supporting extra skilled sports activities groups who want to have interaction the Indigenous group.”

–       Kevin Eshkawkogan, CEO of Indigenous Tourism Ontario.

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) is a provincial non-profit and membership affiliation which focuses on creating aligning and forming partnerships between companies, associations, organizations, authorities departments, and business leaders from throughout Ontario and Canada to assist the expansion of Indigenous tourism in Ontario and Canada whereas addressing the demand for improvement and advertising and marketing of genuine Indigenous experiences. ITO has a longtime membership course of that permits Indigenous tourism business companions to have interaction with and present assist for Indigenous tourism. For extra info, go to

SOURCE Indigenous Tourism Ontario

For additional info: CONTACTS: ITO Media Contact: Brian Nonetheless, [email protected]