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A league of their own: How First Nations in northern Ontario strengthen community through baseball


September 18, 2018

Faith Cameron sits at the end of the dugout bench at one of the Kenora Recreation Centre's baseball diamonds, clipboard in-hand, as she calls out the names of the next three batters due up.

Cameron, an 18-year-old from Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario — also known as Whitedog — has only been playing softball for a couple of years, but she's in Kenora on an early September day, playing for, and helping coach, the Whitedog Thunderhawks. The team plays in the KCA Jays Care Rookie League, a two-month-long summer slow-pitch softball circuit featuring squads from eight First Nations in Treaty 3 territory.


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