Above: Major Indigenous Sports Awards Recipients & the Manitoba Indigenous Hall of Fame Inductees Class of 2023

The MASRC understands that empowering Indigenous people not only means supporting them through their journey in sport and recreation, but also celebrating the journey and the people involved. We recognize and honour, past and present, Indigenous (First Nation, Red River Métis, Inuit) athletes, coaches, and volunteers throughout the year in various ways.

From elite to grassroots, everyone deserves to be recognized for the incredible contributions they bring to the Indigenous sport system and to providing recreation in communities across Manitoba.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, call to action 87 states:

"We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history."

As an organization we chose to be intentional and play an active role in telling Indigenous stories. As we recognize through the annual athlete, coach, and volunteer awards, the Athlete of and Community Champion of the Month programs, the annual athlete and coach scholarships, our new Ambassador program, and finally the upcoming TRC87 project, we honour their stories, celebrate Indigenous resilience, and empower one another.

To learn more about our various recognition programs and how to nominate and submit applications, please click the links below:

MASRC Indigenous Sports Hall of Fame

Annual Indigenous Athletes, Coaches, & Volunteer Awards

Athlete and Community Champion of the Month

NAIG Legacy Scholarships

Ambassador Program


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