Breaking barriers: NHL's 1st First Nations scout

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Breaking barriers: NHL's 1st First Nations scout

From Indian Country Today | News by Associated Press

Brigette Lacquette, Ojibwa, became the first Indigenous woman to scout for an NHL team

Making history is familiar for Lacquette, who became the first First Nations woman to play hockey for Canada in a Winter Olympics in 2018. The defender earned a silver medal, but was left off Canada’s Olympic roster for 2022.

“I’ve been playing hockey my entire life, so then watching the game and breaking down aspects of it and the players’ skills and rating them, and writing reports on them, the more I get to watch them, the more I notice that they are improving or not improving.”

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