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Winnipeg youth taught indigenous culture and knowledge through basketball


Jodee Nelson knows what it's like to not fit in because of the colour of her skin. Now the mother of five does whatever she can to help her children feel a sense of belonging, including driving them across Winnipeg to participate in a North End basketball program called Anishinabe Pride.

"All of my kids play … and because we live in Charleswood, there is not a lot of aboriginal children [there] who play sports," Nelson said.

"So we got involved in this program [because] it felt comfortable for them, because they actually had people their own race. They fit in."


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