Date: Sat, 20 Mar 1999 20:55:14 -0600 (CST)
Team bus littered with racist pamphlets
Victoria Times Colonist, 19 March 1999
Winnipeg - An act of racism against an aboriginal hockey team and its fans is the latest of many that have stained the sport, native leaders charged Thursday. "It's not the first incident," Rod Bushie, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, said during a news conference in Winnipeg. "It's happening right across this province." On Monday night, visiting aboriginal spectators and players discovered racist pamphlets on their bus seats following a Manitoba Junior Hockey League game in the northwestern town of Dauphin.
The OCN BlDauphin Kings in a playoff game. The unsigned flyers suggested First Nations people love welfare and hate white people. Bushie said there have been other incidents, including racist remarks by fans and parents of opposing white teams. Two weeks ago at a bantam hockey game in Dauphin involving a team from Waywayseecappo First Nation, Dauphin fans brought drums to the game to taunt the native players, Bushie said. RCMP are investigating the latest incident. Bushie wants Manitoba Hockey and the MJHL to investigate acts of racism.
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