N.H.L in Cree, Fishing in Yellowknife, Thailand's Election Results.

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History was made on Sunday night, as for the first time an N.H.L game was broadcast in Cree.


Studio host Earl Wood, who provided commentary and analysis in Plains Cree along with play-by-play Clarence Iron and John Cabot said, "I am completely in awe and I am very proud."


According to CBC, Wood, the founder of the magazine Northern Cree Singers, said this was a first step for Indigenous languages to be presented to a broader audience.


"The many different Indigenous languages, they're very, very beautiful. They each have so much energy and they each have so much knowledge and beauty and coherency to them.”


The game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes, which aired on Sunday night on Rogers Hometown Hockey, was commented on by a fusion of English and Plains Cree.



Have you ever wanted learn how to fish? Well, you might get a chance and also visit Yellowknife at the same time.


According to CBC Indigenous, Yellowknife's Rainbow Coalition hosted the drop-in fish camp on Great Slave Lake. Participants learned how to set a net, how to check it, and how to filet and make dry fish from their catch. There was even an opportunity to create art from the day's bounty.


Organizers of the event, also said this event is open to all— regardless of gender and age. Jiah Dzentu, the Indigenous and LGBTQ program co-ordinator for the Rainbow Coalition said, “We tend to have this perspective of Dene culture that's very gendered, like male-female roles, positions, which activities you can and can't do.”


The Rainbow Coalition estimated about 120 people came out to the camp over last weekend, and about 40 people were coming out each day early last week.


Although the season has ended, this could be a winter activity you can pencil into your schedule for next year.



The results of the long-awaited Thailand election has been delayed once again due to confusion.


According to Al Jazeera, on Sunday preliminary results from Thailand's Election Commission showed the military-backed party Palang Pracha Rath Party was in the lead, in the country's first elections since a military coup in 2014.


However, on Monday, when the official results were to be announced, the exiled former Prime Minister’s party, Pheu Thai had won 138 seats out the 500 lower chamber seats compared to the 96 won by PPRP. Other smaller parties gaining around 30 seats each.


While the pro-military PPRP has the larger share of the popular vote, there are still 150 seats up for the taking.


Amidst criticism from both the parties and the public, the EC said they will be publishing the full results on May 9th.