Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Alberta Minor Hockey Players Getting Heat for Indigenous Locker Room Dance

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Alberta Minor Hockey Players Getting Heat for Indigenous Locker Room Dance

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Minor hockey players get heat for locker room video

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association has apologized after a video of three players doing an Indigenous dance in a locker room caused an uproar.

In the video, a boy is seen beating his hockey stick against a trash can lid as he and others jump around and shout to Indigenous music.

The video posted on Facebook has been shared thousands of times.

One person who watched the video called it pathetic.

Another person says white people really need to stop mocking Indigenous culture.

The association says it is devastated by the disrespectful actions of members of the Midget A team.

"It is wrong and will not be tolerated," the association said in a statement. "The display of ignorance is sad and gravely unfortunate."

The association said it will deal with the players swiftly and the response will include education to drive home how wrong their actions were. …

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