The Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame proudly announces a new display focusing on Indigenous basketball at its Museum. This is in response to Recommendation #87 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report - "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."

Based on a grant received from the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Small Capital and Special Initiatives Program (Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage), the MBHOF was able to contract Robyn Boulanger, a recent graduate from the University of Winnipeg Wesmen Women's basketball team, to lead this project. Her research paper, "Indigenous Peoples & the Growth of Basketball in Manitoba," will become an important record of a part of Canadian history that is often overlooked. It will be posted online on our website very soon. 

Anyone with further information, pictures, and/or artifacts relative to this subject and willing to donate them or have them copied or photographed, please contact Ross Wedlake by email at

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