BBC Sports, "What has changed for indigenous people since Cathy Freeman's triumph?" interview with Miriam Walker-Khan for segment on Commonwealth Games, August 2022.
CBC News, Canada Tonight, live television interview with Ginella Massa, re: Lou Marsh's racist history and renaming the sport award, December 2021.
Toronto Star, "All MLSE teams play Indigenous land acknowledgements before games. But it's just a start," interview with Laura Armstrong, October 2021.
Sports Illustrated, "As Lacrosse Ascends, A Reckoning With Its Past," interviews with Ben Pickman for history and context, July & September 2021.
CBC Beyond 94, interview with Donna Carreiro, Producer, to discuss CBC's online report card for the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action for sport (#87-91), August 2021.
CBC News, The National, interview with Tashauna Ried for segment on impediments that Indigenous athletes face for sports participation, July 2021.
CBC News, The National, live television interview, re: Washington football racist team name and logo change, July 2020.
CBC News, "This isn't enough: Western's Director of Indigenous Studies reacts to Washington's NFL team's decision," interview with Aly Lancion, July 2020.
The Canadian Press, "Chiefs versus 49ers in 'Appropriation Bowl:' Debate about Indigenous oppression could spark broader discussion," interview with John Chidley-Hill, January 2020.
CBC Indigenous, "Mysteries surround Mohawk children," interview with Jessica Deer, February 2019.
Aboriginal Voices, 101.9FM, radio interview with Douglas Farquhar, re: how sports builds confidence in Aboriginal youth, March 2018.
New York Times, "Recasting the History of Pro Hockey's Indigenous Players," expert informant for Stephen Smith, June 2018.
Toronto Star, "Restoring the legacy of Tom Longboat," interview with Kelly Bouchard, June 2017.
Maclean's, "The powerful legacy of Canadian running legend Tom Longboat," interview with Dan Robson, June 2017.
Globe and Mail, “A gold-medal performance in bad judgment,” interview with Denise Balkissoon, February 2016.
The Hockey News, “Visible presence in pros helps develop First Nations hockey,” interview with Josh Elliot, February 2014.
Cultural Survival, Partnering with Indigenous People to Defend their Lands, Languages, and Cultures, “Supporting Aboriginal athletes,” focus interview by Miranda Vitello for issue 34-1, March 2010.
USA Today, “Indigenous Canadians get spotlight at Games,” interview with Eric Brady, February 2010.
The Current, CBC Radio, with Anna Maria Tremonti, re: hurdles to Indigenous sports participation, February 2010.
The Beaver, Canada’s History Magazine, “Tom Longboat’s legacy: Canada’s Aboriginal athletes have a rich, if large unknown history,” focus interview by Christopher Moore, December 2009 - January 2010.
Big Thinking Podcast, an invited contribution for the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences about Indigenous sport and self-determination in Canada. Panelist with Allan Downey, McMaster University, author of the award-winning, The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood. Hosted by Gabriel Miller, President and CEO. March 27, 2023.
ACU Review, an invited contribution for the Association of Commonwealth Universities magazine, published July 13, 2022. Here, I explain how sport for development and peace in Canada is like a trojan horse: it is an impediment wrapped as a gift. As attractive as the claims might be, they carry immense potential to endanger Indigenous wellbeing by undermining existing Indigenous organisations and systems.
The Conversation, "The Lou Marsh Trophy builds on a racist legacy, tainting the award's meaning," published February 17, 2021. This blog stems from a long-time concern about the silences in sport that perpetuate racism. Marsh was one of Canada's most prominent sports reporters in the early 1900s; he was also a racist. This award, established in 1936, was named in his honour. It is still awarded annually by journalists to Canada's top athlete.
The Listening Sessions, special series for Climate Champions, interview with Maddy Orr, Assistant Professor, State University of New York, Cortland, re: sport and residential schools and Indigenous sport systems (running time: 48:24). September 28, 2020.
Burn It All Down, interview with Shireen Ahmed, writer, public speaker, journalist and sports activist with 24.5K followers on Twitter. Burn It All Down is owned and operated by five women and is the first feminist sports podcast that analyzes sports culture from an inter-sectional feminist lens. Episode 167 includes a segment on Indigenous sport in Canada, including a discussion about my book, Reclaiming Tom Longboat (running time: 20:24). July 14, 2020.
The Conversation, "Applying corporate pressure to change racist team names isn't enough," published July 2020. I was inspired to write this blog on the toppling of one of the most controversial team brands in sports history to spark further conversation about the role of corporations in promoting anti-racism in sport and society. What role should they have?