In conjunction with the historic Rogers Hometown Hockey weekend in Enoch Cree Nation and on APTN in Plains Cree, Sportsnet will present a special half-hour interactive show to examine how sport and hockey can be the common thread in playing together and learning together as a nation.
United by Sport: A Celebration of Hockey & Indigenous Culture will be streamed live right here on sportsnet.ca and on YouTube, as well as on the Rogers Hometown Hockey Twitter and Facebook accounts. Fans can join the discussion on social media by using the hashtag #UnitedBySport.
Watch the show live this Sunday, Mar. 24th at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT, prior to the start of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Enoch broadcast.
The special will be hosted by Nicole McCormick, Assignment Manager at CityNews and Breakfast Television and member of the Six Nations of the Grand River & Member of the Rogers Indigenous Peoples Committee, and Chief Stacy Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
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Following the special presentation, Sportsnet and APTN are teaming up to deliver the first-ever NHL game in Plains Cree when the Montreal Canadiens meet the Carolina Hurricanes on Rogers Hometown Hockey in Cree on APTN at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
Leveraging Sportsnet’s production, APTN – the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world – will air the landmark program featuring exclusive Cree-language commentary and analysis for fans across the country. Broadcaster Clarence Iron will have the play-by-play call for APTN, while Juno Award-winning musician Earl Wood will host the studio show alongside game analyst and NHL alum John Chabot.