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Assembly of

First Nations


Hockey Puck

Creating opportunities and spaces

Image by Mike Cox




The future of Indigenous Hockey


Creating a deeper appreciation and fostering connection with the Indigenous Peoples and communities.

Raising Awareness

Promoting understanding, celebrating Indigenous Peoples, and addressing the historical and contemporary issues faced by Indigenous peoples in hockey.

Building A Community

Creating a supportive network that empowers Indigenous peoples, preserves cultural heritage, and fosters a sense of belonging within a positive environment.

About Us

Hockey Indigenous (HI) is an indigenous-led and governed organization whose overall goal and mandate is to provide a whole new generational direction toward Indigenous Youth and Community Empowerment. HI wants to use its platform to bring inclusion, motivation, and support to Indigenous Peoples while fostering policy and cultural teachings.

Ice Texture

Interactive Map of High-Level
Indigenous Hockey Players

The Indigenous Hockey Research Network provides the High-Level hockey Players Database

Credit goes to: Nick Lacoste, Lucas Rotondo, and Taylor McKee, as well as Brock University SPMA 3P05 students.

The Game of Hockey: A Mi'kmaw Story

Produced by April Maloney / Co-producer Cheryl Maloney

Did you know the first recording of Mi’kmaq playing a stick and puck game, on ice, with bone made skates was in 1749. With a similar game played on the field during warmer months. This game was played by the Mi'kmaq before the first settler recording in 1749.

Creating and promoting opportunities

We are promoting and creating a generational direction for the present and future of Indigenous Hockey while acknowledging the past. Whether it's achievements, information news, or help planning for Capacity Building for change. 

Grassroot Development

Grassroots development for Hockey Indigenous is a national, provincial, regional, and community-driven initiative dedicated to fostering the growth of hockey within Indigenous communities. This grassroots approach prioritizes inclusivity, cultural relevance, and sustainable development, ensuring that development becomes accessible to Indigenous Youth and communities of all ages and skill levels while embracing and celebrating Indigenous traditions.

By emphasizing skill development, our organization aims to empower Indigenous Youth and communities, create a sense of unity, and build a strong, lasting foundation for hockey, ultimately enriching the lives of those involved and preserving cultural connections through hockey and supporting Indigenous Artists. 

The importance of inclusivity, diversity, reconciliation, and belonging is significant to our Indigenous peoples and communities to enhance their voices and talent. Truth and Reconciliation are vital as they not only acknowledge historical injustices but also pave the way for inclusivity, cultural promotion, and healing for Indigenous communities.

Image by Matthew Sichkaruk
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