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Wet’suwet’en Strong shirts dominate All Native Tournament opening ceremonies

Unistoten 2019 solidarity basketball 2Committee vice-president says the basketball tournament in Prince Rupert shouldn’t be about politics

 

Shannon Lough, Coast Mountain News, Feb. 11, 2019

The 60th All Native Basketball Tournament opening ceremonies wasn’t without controversy.

Entire teams dressed in T-shirts with “Wet’suwet’en Strong” printed on the front and “Unceded” on the back. Some players held signs reading “We stand with Wet’suwet’en” as they paraded through the court. Read the rest of this entry

All-Native Basketball tournament bans political messaging

native-basketball-no-lng-shirtLast year, some participants wore T-shirts and held banners with anti-LNG messaging

CBC News, December 12, 2016

Players participating in the All-Native Basketball tournament have been asked to leave the politics at home, according to a letter sent by tournament organizers in anticipation of the February event in Prince Rupert, B.C. Read the rest of this entry

All-Native Basketball champs cry foul over LNG sponsors

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Skidegate Saints’ point guard Desi Collinson plans to press his anti-LNG message off the court at the All Native Basketball Tournament. (Facebook)

Reigning champs fear they could be kicked out of tournament for public anti-LNG stance

By Betsy Trumpener, CBC News, Feb 05, 2016

A champion Haida sports team is crying foul over liquefied natural gas (LNG) sponsorship of the All Native Basketball Tournament. And the Skidegate Saints fear they’ll be turfed from play for pushing their anti-LNG message.

But it’s a risk Saint’s point guard Desi Collinson is willing to take. Read the rest of this entry