War Canoe Talking Circle

September 2013

Video 1 - https://youtu.be/bmwgr2HB8vA

"FN war canoe racing as I recall has been going on the Island for 20 plus years especially in Ladysmith, some First Nations athletes have tried it, but the cultures are different, and they seem not to stay, or the cost of travelling to compete impacts their participation, because Bands do not invest in their youth as the white person does." - A Past President of CanoeKayak B.C. September 13, 2013."

Video 2 - https://youtu.be/ixF9JWF-NJc

"I would also check back in History of the Mic Mac Club in Nova Scotia, it's history is of the Mic Mac First Nations and may have some connections".

Video 3 - https://youtu.be/gBWFWvRU5lE

"I just do not get all the slamming of the system."

Video 4 - https://youtu.be/CrXJebnyr-M

"I am sorry, But I do not agree with your argument on this. Because the boat is not their boat or their form of paddling, and therefore in my view can be called anything they want."

Video 5 - https://youtu.be/Ctsh3ySotQ0

"Is it the fault of the CCA or of government as to why the FN schools were established, what effect or impact did CCA have on or of the FN"

Video 6 - https://youtu.be/JCobt7xvhq0

"The Canadian Canoe Association has been racing these boats 100 years plus or minus, and again they are not the same boat only the event has the same name."

Video 7 - https://youtu.be/RgImCsPQF1Q

"The history speaks for itself, The government keep making errors especially with First Nations issues. But for your paddlers to make it to the Olympics they will have to through the CCA structure. Because they will always want the one on one race off for the rigth to compete, unless you are a canoe paddler and then the side of the boat you paddle will be considered"

Video 8 - https://youtu.be/QgHPMViWUoY

"Which FN's are pissed about it"