Hey yo! PCN Wrestling Team Rules!

I was able to briefly watch and support the only members of Team North in the Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson from Pimicikamak Cree Nation this past Friday. For the small time i was there I was lucky enough to see the small team of youth having fun and doing something positive, good for their health, and being role models for other youth inside and out of their community. None of this would be possible without the support of the community and their coach Kendall Robinson, giving his free time and devoting his life’s work to helping these kids stay busy and being that someone to look up to. I think if you asked him he would say it’s changed his life for the better as well. Ever since being able to visit PCN/Cross Lake on a semi regular basis in years past, It has always held a special place in my heart. The people are resilient, the land is beautiful, and there is hope in spite of the barriers past and present which they face. The team ended up winning 2 bronze and 3 silver medals in the competition, but more importantly were given the opportunity of a lifetime to represent their nation. I am honoured to have met and have worked with Kendall during my time in PCN and to now call him a friend. I am and always will be a lifelong fan of Pimicikamak Cree Nation and the good that comes from this community. Kendall and his team are my heroes not just this week but forever. I’ll always be the token white guy fan in the background with the Rock poster cheering for the young prior from this community to strive to achieve greatness. Congratulations wrestling team, coach and community, you deserve to be recognized. Your bawd, Adam

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