NHL's Carey Price is just one of Canada's notable Aboriginal athletes
Runner Tom Longboat won Boston Marathon in 1907
Tuesday marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada and CBCsports.ca celebrates the heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
Indigenous cultures have greatly impacted sport in Canada, such as our national summer sport of lacrosse which was derived from the Aboriginal game of baggataway.
In the CBC News segment I am Indigenous, lacrosse player Cody Jamieson, who is Mohawk from the Turtle Clan at the Six Nations of the Grand River, said, "Our culture is so deeply rooted in lacrosse that it's in our Creation story".
Community builder, Cody Jamieson, helps others through our national summer sport: lacrosse <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalAboriginalDay?src=hash">#NationalAboriginalDay</a><a href="https://t.co/ur5GgDRHc8">https://t.co/ur5GgDRHc8</a>—@cbcsports
Jamieson plays pro lacrosse for the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse and the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League, where he was named MVP in 2014.
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price had some bad luck this past season, but he's still one of the best and highest paid goalies in the NHL. His mother is the former chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation and his father taught him to skate on the frozen creek outside his home in the remote northern British Columbia town of Anahim Lake.
This past year Price donated thousands of dollars in equipment to his old hockey club and to First Nations communities in his home province.
<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Habs?src=hash">#Habs</a> goalie Carey Price donates thousands of dollars of hockey equipment to Williams Lake, B.C. minor hockey league <a href="https://t.co/KWKGoM0e5K">pic.twitter.com/KWKGoM0e5K</a>—@CBCAlerts
New Jersey Devils right winger Jordin Tootoo is the first NHL player of Inuk descent. He grew up in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, where his father taught him and brother Terence to play hockey.
Like Price, Tootoo is giving back to his community by being a champion of suicide prevention, and speaks of the loss of his brother in his book, All the way: My Life on ice.
VIDEO | <a href="https://twitter.com/MapleLeafs">@MapleLeafs</a> captain, George Armstrong at the 1967 parade <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalAboriginalDay?src=hash">#NationalAboriginalDay</a> <a href="https://t.co/xl9blnAkPV">https://t.co/xl9blnAkPV</a> <a href="https://t.co/MqrbvfAtx7">pic.twitter.com/MqrbvfAtx7</a>—@hockeynight
Part Ojibway Hockey Hall of Famer George Armstrong played 21 seasons in the NHL and was Toronto Maple Leafs captain for 13 of those. He's best known for scoring the game-winning goal in the 1967 Stanley Cup final, the last time the Leafs won the championship.
Horn-Miller was co-captain of Canada's first women's water-polo team, which finished fifth at the Sydney Olympics. A Mohawk from Kahnawake, as a teenager Horn-Miller had been behind the lines during the 1990 Oka Crisis and was stabbed by a bayonet. According to Team Canada, the near-death experience was a turning point in her life, as she used the incident to fuel her dreams of competing at the Olympic Games.
Everyday is National Aboriginal Day in my world:) Keep being ur boldest, proudest & most beautiful indigenous you! <a href="https://t.co/LlVuYwHehY">pic.twitter.com/LlVuYwHehY</a>—@waneekhm
June 4th is officially Tom Longboat Day in Canada, and for good reason. He was an Onondaga distance runner from the Six Nations Indian reserve near Brantford, Ont., and won the 1907 Boston Marathon and competed for Canada at the 1908 Olympic Games. He was known around the world as "Wildfire" and is considered one of Canada's greatest long-distance runners.
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