Chiefs And Champions
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

Moving Image
Contributors
Jackson, Tom., Cuthand, Doug., Henry, Annie FrazieĢr., Malenstyn, Ken., Big Red Barn Productions., Tribute Film Productions (Firm)., Moving Images Distribution.
Description
"In 1953, Fred Sasakamoose, a Cree man from northern Saskatchewan, became the first status Indian to play in the NHL. Known for his deadly slapshot, Fred was sometimes called "the reluctant Blackhawk" because he almost refused a contract with the Chicago team in favour of returning to his Sandy Lake reserve. After only one season, he chose to leave the NHL, but went on to play with the WCHL's Kamloops Chiefs, where he was named honourary chief of the Kamloops Indian Band. When he returned home, he became Chief to his own people for six years. Fred discusses the difficulty of overcoming his residential school experience, his battle with alcohol as a young man, and the work he now does to heal substance abuse in his community. He also works with the NHL's Diversity Committee and runs an annual hockey camp for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal kids."

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Alternate Title(s)
Fred Sasakamoose
Contents
Season 1.
Titles in Season 1 - v. 1 : Fred Sasakamoose / v. 2 : Waneek Horn-Miller / v. 3 : Alwyn Morris / v. 4 : Tom Longboat / v. 5 : Ross Powless / v. 6 : Chief Roger Adolph.;Titles in Season 2 - v. 1 : Billy Two Rivers / v. 2 : Darren Zack / v. 3 : Angela Chalmers / v. 4 : Richard Peter / v. 5 : Sharon and Shirley Firth / v. 6 : Gino Odjick.
Notes
"A six-part series"--Container.
Host: Tom Jackson.
DVD video.
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