Announcement – Aboriginal Sport Circle
Aboriginal Sport Circle – Aboriginal Sport Circle, Ottawa (Feb 8, 2019): The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, physical activity, and recreation, will be seeking new executive leadership in 2019 to help them support their membership, and the 2 million Aboriginal people who reside in rural, remote, and urban areas.
The ASC would like to thank Heather Kaulbach, who has been with the ASC since March 2017, for her contributions during the ASC’s transitional phase, especially while the ASC underwent restructuring of its governance and operations, and acknowledges that the organization is now moving in a new direction.
“We are looking forward to capitalizing on the exciting changes in the sport and physical activity sectors since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission completed its mandate in 2015,” said Janice Forsyth, President of ASC. The Board of Directors will be working closely with its national membership, inclusive of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit, to build stronger collaborative relationships based on Indigenous priorities and principles.
“It’s an exciting time to be involved in sport,” Forsyth explained. “There is an unprecedented level of support in the public and private sectors to work from Indigenous-led views, especially around the TRC Calls to Action, and we need to be well-positioned to support our membership, and the Aboriginal people who reside throughout this land.” The ASC is the franchise holder for the North American Indigenous Games and annually hosts the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.
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Aboriginal Sport Circle