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Jul 23, 2023
A national Indigenous team is competing for the first time ever at the Canadian women’s under-18 tackle football championships this week.
The squad joins teams from Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Ontario (two), Manitoba and Quebec from July 23-29 in Ottawa.
The All Indigenous team is also featuring players from Alberta, including:
Ashlynn Shortman – Mikisew Cree First Nation, Gabrielle Gladue & Keyleigh Boucher from Fort McKay First Nation, Memphis Eagletail – Tsuut’ina Nation & Talitah Crowfoot Hendy from Siksika Nation.
The tournament will begin with seeding games July 23, after which teams will be allocated to two pools based upon results and previous rankings. Alberta, the defending champion, and Saskatchewan will kick the event off to determine the first seed.