Award winner proud of Aboriginal heritage

Award winner proud of Aboriginal heritageA foothills athlete will have his name on display at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Ammon Crowfoot, 17, received a Thomas Longboat Award in May, which celebrates his Aboriginal heritage. The award is presented by the Aboriginal Sports Council to the top amateur female and male athletes in Canada of aboriginal descent.

Starr is a rising star in national writing contest

Starr is a rising star in national writing contestA Winnipeg woman who took a spiritual journey with her pen and paper has landed a prize in Canada’s largest essay writing contest for aboriginal people.


Maria Starr, 27, recently earned a third place finish in the 19 to 29 age group category of the Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge.


Jesuit school plans for Aboriginal children in Redfern

Jesuit school plans for Aboriginal children in RedfernThe NSW Board of Studies has granted initial registration for a new, tuition-free Jesuit primary school for Aboriginal children, set to open in Sydney's Redfern next year.

The Rector of St Aloysius' College, Milsons Point, Father Ross Jones SJ, said the City of Sydney Council has also approved the development application for the refurbishment of the presbytery at St Vincent's Catholic Church in Redfern, where the school will be housed, reports Province Express.

Waltham man shows off his Native garden

Waltham man shows off his Native gardenWALTHAM —

To find intriguing Native American artifacts, Waltham resident Frank Maloney needs only to go to his backyard, which he has discovered is a treasure trove of goods.

He was gardening the first time he stumbled upon an arrowhead in his yard on Summit Street, near Prospect Hill.

Ancestry, not just race, is important to personal medical history

Ancestry, not just race, is important to personal medical historyDoctors often ask patients to list their race -- white, Latino, African American, Asian, Native American -- to help them provide better healthcare. They do this because loads of medical research shows that the incidence of certain diseases and treatment success can vary somewhat from race to race.

But the more important question may be: What is your genetic ancestry?