Cree hockey activist receives award for his passion


Last updated 1/27/2023 at 9:35am

From the files of Stefane Friday

Stefane Friday has turned his passion for hockey into a vehicle to support Indigenous youth.

CHESTERMERE, Alb.-Stephane Friday, a young Cree man from Kashechewan First Nation in northeastern Ontario is one of seven people who was presented with the Herbert Carnegie Trailblazer Award at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto as part of The Carnegie Initiative's CI Summit, Jan. 20–22, 2023.

Friday can't remember a time when hockey was not part of his life. He grew up watching hockey on TV and playing street hockey in his Indigenous community. This led to Friday becoming involved in his community during his teen years, including being youth president at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre....

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