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Nov 24, 2021
The struggles Indigenous youth face in the hockey community is nothing new to Harlan Kingfisher.
That’s why the engineer from Sturgeon Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan created Smudge The Blades.
“I know exactly how the struggles were with hockey fees and hockey equipment,” said the former junior and college-level player.
Smudge The Blades sells hockey gear that incorporates First Nations culture.
The brand ships across Canada, and donates proceeds to help cover hockey fees for First Nation families.
Support and feedback
“It’s really great to see so much support and feedback from parents and community members,” Kingfisher, a father of four, told APTN News.