Indigenous Female Athletes Travel To Compete In Roller Derby Competition

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Twenty-two Indigenous female athletes from across Canada will be travelling to the UK to compete in the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup.

The Indigenous athletes will comprise of one team for the first time and use the moniker Team Indigenous Roller Derby.

One of the team managers Mick Wagoner says that the team wants to use their athletic platform to highlight issues that are plaguing the Indigenous community.

The Indigenous Roller Derby team will be competing against 40 teams from 39 nations.

The competition will take place this week.

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Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at Kristen.berkeley@cklbradio.com

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