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Indigenous woman names to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:15pm

Vi Waln

Wanneek Horn-Miller is among the athletes to be inducted to the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2019.(Canada's Sports Hall of Fame)

For Waneek Horn-Miller is one of the athletes recently inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. She was the first Mohawk woman to compete in an Olympic Games, and the first water polo player to be inducted to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

The Kahnawake, Quebec native who now resides in Ottawa says the induction is a huge honor, but she also feels it is a reminder of the work needed to improve opportunities for Indigenous youth in sport. Only 11 of the 665 members of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame are indigenous.

"I know there are so many Indigenous athletes out there that deserve recogni...

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