Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum 

Basketball Manitoba

This project is based upon 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.”

Researched and written by Robyn Boulanger for the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum, September 2023, supported by a grant from the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Small Capital and Special Initiatives Program (Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage).

Though every effort was made to be complete and accurate in the information contained herein, not all relevant information and pictures could be located. Readers are welcome to contact the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum at

Revised 2023-12-01


History of Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba

Connecting Communities Through Basketball

Breaking Barriers - Indigenous Basketball in Manitoba

Creating Culturally Inclusive Spaces for Indigenous Basketball Players

Indigenous Grassroots Programs/Events

Indigenous University/College Basketball Players in Manitoba

North American Indigenous Games – Basketball History

North American Indigenous Games - Basketball Medal History

North American Indigenous Games - Basketball Rosters


History of Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba

The history of Indigenous peoples in Manitoba, Canada is a rich and complex tapestry that stretches back thousands of years. This vast and diverse province has been home to several Indigenous nations, each with its own unique cultural heritage and historical trajectory. Among the prominent Indigenous groups in Manitoba are the Ojibwe (Anishinaabe), Cree, Dakota Sioux, Dene, and Métis, each of which has left an indelible mark on the province's history.

Long before European contact, Indigenous peoples thrived in the region, engaging in hunting, fishing, agriculture, and trade. The arrival of European explorers and fur traders in the 17th century brought significant changes to the lives of Manitoba's Indigenous communities. The Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company established fur trading posts, creating new economic opportunities and interactions. However, this period also introduced diseases like smallpox that had devastating effects on Indigenous populations.

In the 19th century, the colonization of Manitoba by British and Canadian settlers, coupled with the implementation of the reserve system, led to significant disruptions in the traditional ways of life for Indigenous peoples. The signing of treaties, such as Treaty 1 and Treaty 5, between Indigenous nations and the Canadian government played a pivotal role in shaping the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state. These treaties, while often seen as agreements to share the land and its resources, were often not fully understood, or fairly implemented, leading to disputes and challenges that persist to this day.

Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century, Indigenous peoples in Manitoba have continued to assert their rights, revitalize their cultures, and address pressing issues such as land claims, education, healthcare, and

self-governance. The Manitoba Indigenous population remains diverse, with urban, rural, and remote communities, each facing its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Today, there is a growing recognition of the importance of Indigenous knowledge, languages, and traditions in the province, as well as a commitment to reconciliation and partnership between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to build a more inclusive and equitable future for all Manitobans.

Connecting Communities Through Basketball

Connecting Indigenous communities with basketball has been an impactful long-lasting sport that promotes both physical activity and cultural enrichment. Basketball, with its simplicity and accessibility, has become a vehicle for empowerment and community building among Indigenous peoples in Canada, including those in Manitoba.

One of the key aspects of connecting Indigenous communities with basketball has been the establishment of grassroots programs and youth leagues. These initiatives provide opportunities for young Indigenous individuals to engage with the sport, learn valuable life skills, and develop a sense of belonging. Local basketball tournaments and leagues have become important community events, fostering Indigenous teachings.

Moreover, the sport of basketball has been used as a tool for educational and social development. Many Indigenous organizations and schools have integrated basketball into their curricula, emphasizing not only the physical aspects of the game but also its role in teaching teamwork, discipline, and leadership. This approach helps students develop a strong sense of identity and purpose.

Basketball has also played a role in connecting Indigenous communities across Canada. Through inter-community tournaments and events, Indigenous athletes from different regions come together to compete and share their cultures. These gatherings strengthen cultural ties and promote mutual understanding among diverse Indigenous groups.

In summary, connecting Indigenous communities with the sport of basketball is about much more than just playing a game. It's a holistic approach that fosters physical health, cultural pride, and social development. As this initiative continues to grow and evolve, it will undoubtedly leave a positive and lasting impact on Indigenous communities in Manitoba and throughout Canada.

Breaking Barriers - Indigenous Basketball in Manitoba

Indigenous people in Manitoba, like many Indigenous communities across Canada, face several barriers when it comes to playing basketball. These barriers

are deeply rooted in historical, social, and economic factors, and they continue to hinder access to the sport for many Indigenous youth.

Here are some of the prominent barriers faced by Indigenous individuals in Manitoba:

  • Financial Constraints: Economic challenges can be a significant barrier for Indigenous youth who wish to participate in organized basketball leagues or programs. Many families in Indigenous communities struggle with limited financial resources, making it difficult to afford equipment, registration fees, and transportation to games and practices.

  • Geographic Isolation: Manitoba's vast and remote Indigenous communities often experience geographic isolation. Limited access to basketball facilities, coaches, and competition can hinder the development of basketball talent and the participation of Indigenous youth in the sport.

  • Cultural Disconnect: The sport of basketball may not always align with the cultural traditions and practices of Indigenous communities. This can create a disconnect for some youth who may feel torn between participating in a Western sport and maintaining their cultural identity.

  • Limited Opportunities: In some cases, there may be a lack of organized basketball programs and leagues in Indigenous communities, limiting opportunities for youth to get involved in the sport. This lack of infrastructure can be a significant barrier to skill development and participation.

  • Systemic Inequities: Systemic racism and discrimination can create barriers for Indigenous individuals in accessing sports resources and opportunities.

This includes disparities in funding, coaching support, and access to

high-quality training facilities compared to non-Indigenous counterparts.

  • Transportation and Infrastructure: Many Indigenous communities lack adequate transportation infrastructure, making it challenging for youth to attend practices and games, especially in remote or fly-in communities. Poor road conditions and long distances can further isolate individuals from sports opportunities.

  • Intergenerational Trauma: Refers to the psychological and emotional wounds passed down through generations because of traumatic experiences. It can affect individuals and communities, particularly among Indigenous peoples who have endured historical traumas such as colonization, forced displacement, and cultural suppression. This trauma can manifest in various ways, impacting mental health, relationships, and well-being. Recognizing and addressing intergenerational trauma is essential for healing and promoting resilience within affected communities. Many athletes who may have not had the opportunity to play at a higher level of basketball in Manitoba may have faced this.

Efforts are being made to address these barriers through community-driven initiatives, partnerships with sports organizations, and

government funding for sports development programs. By acknowledging and actively working to dismantle these barriers, there is hope that more Indigenous youth in Manitoba and across Canada can access the many benefits that participation in sports like basketball can offer, including improved physical health, personal development, and increased opportunities for social inclusion and community engagement.

Creating Culturally Inclusive Spaces for Indigenous Basketball Players in   Manitoba

One of the most recent growths of Indigenous basketball in Manitoba is promoting the integration of Indigenous knowledge and sport. Traditional teachings that are integrated into the game of basketball have created safe, welcoming, and inclusive spaces for Indigenous athletes to take their game to the next level.

Many of the grassroots programs, tournaments and events below have made an impact in the Indigenous community in Manitoba and continue to do so. These initiatives are the reason why basketball is such a popular sport amongst the Indigenous population in Manitoba.

Indigenous Grassroots Programs/Events in Manitoba

Anishinaabe Pride Basketball (Club)

Anishinaabe Pride Basketball Club was founded in 2008 by Jackie Anderson and Marcel Boulanger. They originally started with a group of 8 Indigenous and inner-city girls. They competed at provincial tournaments and began to expand over the years until 2020. The goal of pride was to combine Indigenous cultural teachings and everyday life skills with the game of basketball.

Pride basketball is not just about teaching our young people how to be basketball players — how to shoot, how to dribble — but it's also about learning and teaching about how to be  in relationship with oneself, others, and community.” - Jackie Anderson (CBC, Lenard Monkman, 2020).

Anishinaabe Pride Basketball Club has continuously organized basketball skills camp for all ages and have had club teams compete in Basketball Manitoba provincial tournaments. This club was an opportunity for Indigenous and inner-city youth to participate in basketball at a competitive level. Many of the youth who have gone through the program have pursued post-secondary education, built successful careers and become positive role models in the community.

Warriorz Basketball (Team)

Warriorz Basketball was founded in 2016 by Terrence Ross and Daman Morissette. The started off as a all-Indigenous male basketball team who travels to many community tournaments across Canada. With many successful tournaments, they began to share their name and story to multiple communities

in other provinces. Terrence and Daman have a long history of friendly competition against each other. As high-performance athletes, they both shared the same values as Indigenous basketball players. Due to their similarities, they decided to develop Warriorz. Their idea came from a regular chat on examining Indigenous basketball players. They have always known there was serious Indigenous talent in Winnipeg. Throughout their journey, they started to mentor other Indigenous male basketball players who are still playing and coaching until this day.

“Basketball is Medicine” - Warriorz

Aside from competing, Warriorz has also done a lot of community work.

They continuously build relationships with Indigenous communities in Manitoba and offer basketball skill developmental camps. Additionally, they most recently, partnered with Buckets & Border’s to refurbish a central place for Indigenous basketball athletes, St. John’s Basketball Court. This court will make a huge impact in the community and will promote Indigenous basketball players in Manitoba even more.

Warriorz also founded the yearly Battle of Turtle Island tournament which happens in Winnipeg, the center of Turtle Island (North America). Their first year was 2022 and was a huge success. Multiple teams across Canada and America have traveled to compete at this tournament. This event clearly displays the talent of Indigenous basketball players.

Buckets & Borders x Warriorz St. John’s Park (Event)

St. John’s basketball court in the North End of Winnipeg is a staple place for basketball talent. Due to the location, a lot of Indigenous and inner-city athletes have used this space as a core gathering place for basketball in the North End. In the summer 2023, the Warriorz team got an opportunity to partner with a non-profit organization that refurbishes basketball courts across the Country. Buckets & Borders is partnered with Canada Basketball and decided they wanted to do a project on the St. John’s Park basketball court. The goal of this project was to not only provide a beautiful, newly updated court for the community but also document and share stories for other communities to see across Canada. What makes this event special is the inclusion of Indigenous artists and teams in the development process. Warriorz got an opportunity to work with the storytelling piece of what St. John’s Park meant to them and the North End community. They also organized the community revealing event which happened on September 16th, 2023.

Due to this new court in the community, there will be more Indigenous basketball athletes on the rise. This is a place for gathering and this event has shown what skills the Indigenous basketball community has.

Indigenous University/College Basketball Players

There are many Indigenous basketball players In Manitoba. We decided to celebrate those who were given the opportunity to play at the post-secondary level. Many of which have played at the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, Red River College, Canadian Mennonite University, Brandon University and others in Canada. We are well aware the list is continuing to grow, and we think it is crucial that every athlete is recognized in the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Robyn Boulanger

  • Anishinaabe Pride Basketball Club 2010-2016

  • Centre for Performance 2014-2017

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2014, 2015, 2016

  • University of Winnipeg Collegiate 2013-2017

  • University of Winnipeg 2017-2023

Skylar Boulanger

  • Anishinaabe Pride Basketball Club 2008-2013

  • North American Indigenous Games Team Manitoba 2008 & 2014

  • University of Winnipeg Collegiate 2008-2013

  • University of Winnipeg 2013-2018

Raven Boulanger

  • Anishinaabe Pride Basketball Club 2008-2010

  • North American Indigenous Games Team Manitoba 2008

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2007

  • University of Winnipeg Collegiate 2009-2011

  • University of Winnipeg 2011-2013

  • Red River College 2015-2019

Emma Arnott

  • Anishinaabe Pride Basketball Club 2010-2012

  • North American Indigenous Games 2014

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2011 & 2012

  • University of Winnipeg 2014

Kaelie Knutson

  • Anishinaabe Pride Basketball Club 2011-2014

  • Manitoba Summer Games Team Winnipeg 2012

  • Vincent Massey Collegiate (Wpg) 2013-2015

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2014

  • North American Indigenous Games Team Manitoba 2014

  • University of Winnipeg 2015-2017

  • Red River College 2018

Mason Matthew Foreman

  • Winnipeg Wolves Club 2010-2015

  • Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School 2014-2015

  • Bergen Catholic High School, New Jersey, 2015-2016

  • Orangeville Athlete Institute Prep 2016-17

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2012, 2013, 2014

  • University of Calgary 2017-2023

Anna Kernaghan

  • Sturgeon Heights Collegiate 2016-2019

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2016-2018

  • Centre for Performance/TAP 2015-2019

  • University of Winnipeg 2019-2025 

Josh Gandier

  • John Taylor Collegiate 2012-2016

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2013, 2014, 2015

  • University of Winnipeg 2016-2022

Brittanie Parisen

  • Garden City Collegiate 2012-2016

  • Edge Basketball Club 2011-2016

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2012

  • University of Manitoba 2016-2020

Emily Mandamin

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2017-2019

  • Dakota Collegiate 2016-2020

  • University of Manitoba 2023

  • Butler College 2021-2023

  • Panola College 2022-2023

Lexy Blacksmith

  • Otter Nelson River School, Cross Lake, MB 2004-2008

  • North American Indigenous Games Basketball Manitoba 2006 & 2008

  • University of Winnipeg College 2010-2012

Keenen Summersky Caribou

  • Margaret Barbour Collegiate 2012-2015

  • St. Mary’s High School (SK) 2015-2016

  • Opaskwayak Cree Nation Club Team 2015

  • North American Indigenous Games 2017

  • Keyano College 2021-2025

Megan Noonan

  • Fort Richmond Collegiate 2010-2012

  • Junior Bisons 2006-2010

  • Manitoba Provincial Team 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

  • University of Winnipeg 2012-2017

Daman David Randall Morissette

  • Garden City Collegiate 2008

  • Lakeland College 2008-2009

  • Red River College 2012-2013

  • University of Manitoba 2013-14

Ron Perepeluk

  • RD Parker Collegiate, Thompson MB, 2006-2008

  • St Francis Xavier High School (Edmonton) 2009-2010

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 2012-2013

  • Winnipeg Wesmen College 2013-2014

Sonny Sylvester

  • Kildonan East Collegiate 2010-2013

  • North American Indigenous Games 2008 & 2014

  • Anishinaabe Pride 2008-2010

  • Mayhem Basketball Club 2010-2013

  • Northwest Indian College 2013-2018

  • Leech Lake Tribal College 2014-2015

Carmen Renee Buck

  • Dakota Collegiate 2019-2013

  • Crossover Basketball Club 2017-2019

  • Basketball Manitoba Provincial Team 2022

  • North American Indigenous Games 2023

  • Highland Community College 2023-2024

Jayna Maytwayashing

  • Maples Collegiate 2019-2023

  • Northern Grizzlies Basketball Club 2016-2021

  • Evolve (club) 2022-2023

  • North American Indigenous Games 2023

  • Brandon University 2023-2028

Seth McKenzie

  • Kildonan East Collegiate 2013-2017

  • Winnipeg Mayhem 2013-2017

  • Anishinaabe Pride 2017-2019

  • Canadian Mennonite University 2017-2022

  • Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Chiefs 2020-present

Bryden Bukich

  • Vincent Massey Collegiate (Wpg) 2013-2016

  • Canadian Mennonite University 2016-2018

  • North American Indigenous Games 2017

Kevin Chief

  • Technical Vocational High School 1990-1993

  • Canada Summer Games Team Manitoba 1993

  • North American Indigenous Games 2002

  • University of Winnipeg 1994-1998

*If the public knows of any other Indigenous basketball players who have played at the post-secondary level, please reach out to Basketball Manitoba at

North American Indigenous Games - Basketball History

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is a prominent biennial sporting event that brings together Indigenous athletes and nations from across North America. This unique and culturally rich multi-sport competition serves as a platform for Indigenous youth and adults to showcase their athletic talents while celebrating their heritage and cultural diversity.

First held in 1990, the NAIG is often referred to as the Indigenous Olympics.

It features a wide range of traditional and contemporary sports and games, including athletics, archery, lacrosse, canoeing, and indigenous sports such as the hoop dance and the Inuit games. The event is not only a showcase of athleticism but also a celebration of Indigenous culture, with opening ceremonies, cultural exhibitions, and performances that highlight traditional dances, songs, and art.

One of the primary objectives of the NAIG is to promote healthy lifestyles, physical activity, and overall well-being within Indigenous communities. It provides a platform for Indigenous youth to engage in sports and develop valuable life skills, such as teamwork, discipline, and leadership. Moreover, the games serve as a means of cultural preservation, ensuring that traditional knowledge and practices are passed down from one generation to the next.

The NAIG is not just a competition; it's a powerful symbol of unity and pride among Indigenous peoples. It fosters a sense of belonging and solidarity among participants and spectators alike. Over the years, the event has grown in scale and significance, attracting thousands of athletes and visitors from Indigenous communities throughout North America. The North American Indigenous Games

continue to play a crucial role in promoting physical, cultural, and social well-being among Indigenous peoples and serve as a testament to the enduring strength and resilience of Indigenous cultures.

North American Indigenous Games Basketball Medal History

NAIG Halifax, 2023, 19U Women’s Basketball - GOLD

NAIG Regina, 2014, 19U Women’s Basketball – SILVER

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NAIG Regina, 2014, 19U Men’s Basketball - BRONZE

NAIG Regina, 2014, 14U Men’s Basketball - GOLD

NAIG Cowichan, 2008, 14U Women’s Basketball - BRONZE

Back row: Taryn Votour (asst coach) Genevieve Benoit, Raine Richard, Naomi Morrisseau, Dana Rowland, Skylar Boulanger, Justin Richard (Head Coach). Middle Row: Jaime Dupasquier, Whitney Sylvester, Kierra Coomber. Front Row: Miranda Stevenson, Tasha Lathlin


*NOTE: If the public is aware of more basketball teams from any year of NAIG who have won medals, please reach out to Basketball Manitoba.

NAIG Basketball Team Rosters


19U Female

  • Abigail Sweeny - Winnipeg Pimicikamak Cree Nation

  • Alexis Kemp - Unknown

  • Carmen Buck - Moose Lake Cree Nation Mosakahiken Cree Nation

  • Crystal Garson - Tataskweyak Cree Nation Tataskweyak Cree Nation

  • Faith LaRocque Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Grace Mckay - Winnipeg Rolling River First Nation

  • Hope LaRocque Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Jayna Maytwayashing - Lake Manitoba First Nation

  • Keara Howden Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Lauryn Wilson - Norway House Cree Nation

  • Madeline Amyotte - Dauphin Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

  • Rylee Ault - Grand Rapids Misipawistik Cree Nation Coaches:

  • Danielle Daniels - Opaskwayak Cree Nation Long Plain First Nation

  • Kaelei Knutson - Opaskwayak Cree Nation Long Plain First Nation

19U Male

  • Albert Fontaine - Sagkeeng First Nation

  • Cabrel St. Vincent - Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Delonn Morais - Winnipeg - Key First Nation, SK

  • Dillyn Cook - Winnipeg - Berens River First Nation

  • James Lockhart - Gillam - Fox Lake Cree Nation

  • Jessy Mallette - Fisher River Cree Nation

  • Justice Thompson - Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Lawson Spence - Peguis First Nation

  • Leland Malcolm - Ebb and Flow First Nation

  • Mason Chartrand - Pine Creek First Nation

  • Rylan Chartrand - Pine Creek First Nation Coaches:

  • Keith Mason - Winnipeg - Fisher River Cree Nation

  • Bryden Bukich Winnipeg - Metis - Winnipeg Region

16U Female

Elayah Pete - Winnipeg Navajo Nation

  • Eliza Mckay - Rolling River First Nation/Roseau River Anishinaabe Nation

  • Emma Elliott - Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Hanna Buller - Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Haylee Welwood - Southport Sapotaweyak Cree Nation

  • Jersey Nabess - Thompson Pimicikamak Cree Nation

  • Jordyn Hastings - Winnipeg - Norway House Cree Nation

  • Loewen Hunter - Portage la Prairie - Ebb and Flow First Nation

  • Sadie Frost - Thompson Metis - Thompson Region

  • Sami-Jo Saunders - Winnipeg - Norway House Cree Nation

  • Hailey Giesbrecht - Unknown

  • Charity Trout - Thompson - Cross Lake Assistant Coach: Amanda Hallson - Winnipeg - Metis 16U Male

  • Aidan Lambert Park - St. Laurent Metis - Interlake Region

  • Aiden Walker - Winnipeg Lake - St. Martin First Nation

  • Angelo Daniels - Winnipeg - Long Plain First Nation

  • Bruno Van Bewer - Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Cole Arrow - Winnipeg - Chemawawin Cree Nation

  • Daylin Monias - Thompson Metis - Thompson Region

  • Haynen Bighetty - Pukatawagan First Nation - Mathias Colomb Cree Nation

  • Isaac Catcheway - Thompson - Dauphin River First Nation

  • Jason Mallett - Winnipeg - Pimicikamak Cree Nation

  • Kolbie Wilson - Winnipeg - Peguis First Nation

  • Dreyden Ross - Thompson - Pimicikamak Cree Nation

  • Shawn Thompson - Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region Coaches:

  • Josh Gandier - Winnipeg - Peguis First Nation

  • Jack Jamieson - Headingly - Hollow Water First Nation

14U Female

  • Aliyah Amin - Grand Marais - Poplar River First Nation

  • Arianna Ferreira - Winnipeg - Norway House Cree Nation

  • Brooke Blacksmith - Norway House Cree Nation

  • Cali Buller Winnipeg Metis - Winnipeg Region

  • Chelsea Cameron - Winnipeg - Sagkeeng First Nation

  • Edie McKay - Rolling River First Nation/Roseau River Anishinaabe Nation

  • Lexie Blacksmith - Norway House Cree Nation

  • Misty Anderson - Southeast Wikwemikong First Nation

  • Puya Amin - Grand Marais Poplar River First Nation

  • Shyla Gray - Traimany Winnipeg Lac Seul, ON

  • Sienna Hunter - Portage la Prairie - Ebb and Flow First Nation

  • Joely Ault - Thompson Misipawistik First Nation Coaches:

  • Preslee Munroe Duck Bay Metis – Winnipeg Region

  • Tania Wallack Winnipeg Metis – Southwest Region

14U Male

  • Adlore Richard - Unknown

  • Carter Clemons - Opaskwayak Cree Nation/The Pas Opaskwayak Cree Nation

  • Cohen Saunders - Winnipeg - Norway House Cree Nation

  • Devin Parris - Winnipeg - Swan Lake First Nation

  • Dylan Duhamel - Winnipeg Metis – Winnipeg Region

  • Heath Everett - Berens River First Nation

  • Jacob White - Winnipeg - Black River First Nation

  • Jayden Thompson - Camperville Metis - Northwest Region

  • Jayden Henderson - Unknown

  • Johannson Traverse - Bay First Nation - Non-Status

  • Noah Kuzyk - St. Laurent Metis - Interlake Region

  • Shaquille Anderson - South Indian Lake First Nation - O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation

  • Keith Mason Jr - Winnipeg - Fisher RIver Cree Nation Assistant Coach: Rich Shead - Winnipeg Peguis First Nation 2017 NAIG BASKETBALL ROSTERS, TORONTO, ON

19U Female

  • Admarie Singh-Young

  • Alicia Dunsford

  • Ashontae Clemons

  • Autumn Monkman

  • Coral McCorrister

  • Iroc Levasseur

  • Julianna Albert

  • Melanie Lambert

  • Preslee Monroe

  • Rachelle Dunsford

  • Robyn Boulanger

  • Tania Wallack

Coaches: Morgan Cross & Ben Duhoit

19U Male

  • Bryden Bukich

  • Dale Cook

  • Devyn Bandusiak

  • Glendon Pronteau

  • Jordan Cowley

  • Josh Gandier

  • Keenen Caribou

  • Nathan Palmer

  • Nicholas Genaille-Dumas

  • Tyler Braun

Assistant Coach: Jon Ross Merasty-Moose

16U Female

  • Ainsley Clarke

  • Amanda Muswagon

  • Callie Dusford

  • Clarissa Bird

  • Emily Mandamin

  • Jazmin Hartie

  • Nichole Boulanger

  • Nikki Gebken

  • Shelby Boulanger

  • Shyla Folster

  • Tressa McDonald

  • Victoria Dupasquier

Coaches: Raven Boulanger & Skylar Boulanger

16U Male

  • Bryson Bee

  • Conner Daniels

  • Jordan Boulette

  • Joshua Cook

  • Joshua Beardy

  • Kobe Boulette

  • Kobe Mckay

  • Kwinton Cochrane

  • Mason Stortz

  • Marcus Mercredi-Denechezhe

  • Riley Sims-Mitchell Coaches: Keith Mason 14U Female

  • Alyssa Symons

  • Austan Young

  • Cheorkee Handel

  • Grace Mckay

  • Hailey Hamilton

  • Hannah Turner

  • Justine Dunsford

  • Meadow Mccorister

  • Meeya Beyer

  • Quahalia Beardy

  • Sunshine Levasseur

  • Sylvia Semple

Coaches: Preslie Cross and Mikayla Enquist

14U Male

  • Bello Blacksmith

  • Daniel Simard

  • Dylan Bighetty

  • Ethan Queskedapow

  • Josiah Parentau

  • Kaden Letandre-Vigilance

  • Kashtyn Merasty

  • Keyshawn Harper

  • Lynxx White

  • Mario Flett

  • Nathan Weber-Lounsbury

  • Shawn Bighetty-Cook

Coaches: Cadin Dupasquier and Liam Mayer


19U Female

  • Ariel Thomas-Sinclair

  • Coral Moss

  • Emma Arnott

  • Jodene Kowalchuk

  • Kaelei Knutson

  • Kayla Catcheway

  • Kirstie Chartrand

  • Krystin Williams

  • Preslie Cross

  • Skylar Boulanger

  • Spring Mayham

  • Sydney Clemons

19U Male

  • Andrew McKenzie

  • Chace Moroz

  • Culley Kipling

  • Dylan Leroy

  • Glenn Pronteau

  • Jordan Martel

  • Liam Mayer

  • Louis Lavallee

  • Ronald Robertson

  • Shane Bighetty

  • Suede Brightnose

  • Sonny Sylvester

16U Female

  • Aislyn Carlson

  • Alicia Dunsford

  • Autumn Monkman

  • Dayna Cochrane

  • Elise Flett

  • Hailey Best

  • Hasana Church

  • Iroc Levasseur

  • Preslee Munroe

  • Rachelle Dunsford

  • Richelle Recksiedler

  • Robyn Boulanger

16U Male

  • Brandon Lavallee

  • Brayden Chartrand

  • Dale Cook

  • Erik Sinclair

  • Ethan Mercredi

  • Jordan Cowley

  • Joshua Lagace

  • Keegan Castel

  • Kurt Baxter

  • Logan Muswagon

  • Steven Cross

  • Tyler Braun

14U Female

  • Ainsley Clarke

  • Alice McKay

  • Alicia Kubrakovich

  • Coral McCorrister

  • Jade Hamelin

  • Jenna Mayham

  • Julianna Albert

  • Mackenzie Anderson

  • Muriel Houle

  • Nichole Boulanger

  • Raven Fontaine

  • Shelby Boulanger

14U Male

  • Brennon Simpson

  • Dennis Cook Jr.

  • Elijah Mckay

  • Glendon Pronteau

  • Joshua Beardy

  • Kai Leavesley

  • Kennan Thomas

  • Kobe Boulette

  • Kwinton Cochrane

  • Malachi Leclerc

  • Tyler Monias


14U Female

  • Genevieve Benoit

  • Raine Richard

  • Naomi Morrisseau

  • Dana Rowland

  • Skylar Boulanger

  • Jaime Dupasquier

  • Whitney Sylvester

  • Kierra Coomber

  • Miranda Stevenson

  • Tasha Lathlin

Coaches: Justin Richard, Asst. Taryn Votour


*Prior to the 2008 NAIG games in BC, communities competed in the city to determine which group would compete at the national level.

*Finding rosters are not in the records of MASRC. Rosters are guessed based on communication with others and word of mouth.

*Please reach out to Basketball Manitoba at if you know of any names or rosters from previous games or with any corrections or addiotns to the above data.








  1. Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council-webpage:

  1. The North American Indigenous Games-webpage:

  1. The North American Indigenous Games Council-webpage:

  1. Windspeaker article-webpage:

  1. CBC News article-webpage:

  1. CBC News article-webpage:

  1. Warriorz Basketball Facebook site:

  1. Buckets & Borders (global Basketball culture)-webpage:

  1. CityNews Winnipeg-webpage (video):

  1. Government of Manitoba-historical publication:

  1. Sport for Life-stories-webpage:

  1. Daman Morissette, Co-Founder of Warriorz Basketball (one-on-one interview)

  1. Jackie Anderson, Co-Founder of Anishinaabe Pride Basketball (one-on-one interview)

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