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By Kene Jackson
NEFC Executive Director 

Get Up! It's a Long Ways From Your Heart!

Series: Editorial Viewpoint | Story 10

Last updated 9/15/2023 at 9:53am


If he stumbles, he's not down for long; God has a grip on his hand. Psalm 37:24 (THE MESSAGE)

Playing Hockey on our reservation was a memorable experience! As a teenager, I got some really good lessons from that life frame. Lessons like "Don't get the ref mad or you'll pay for it!" and "There's no 'I' in 'TEAM'" and "Play hard or you'll ride the pine," and the most memorable one: "Get up, it's a long ways from your heart!"

That was Chief Allan's line! He was there at almost every game, cheering hard, chewing out the referee, yelling at us in Cree, and making sure we heard about it every ti...

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