Chiefs and Champions, Chief Roger Adolph
DirectorAnnie Frazier Henry
ProducersBig Red Barn Entertainment Sheliagh Cahill Annie Frazier Henry Ken Malenstyn
SubjectsAdvocacy Canadian History Diversity First Nations Indigenous Leadership Residential Schools Sports
- Release Date 2005
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Roger Adolph (1942-2022) got into a fight playing basketball at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. If you want to fight, he was told, get in the ring. Roger did, but the coach told him that he didn't quite have what it took. Those words pushed him to succeed. He won the Golden Gloves in 1964, 1965, and 1966, in Tacoma, Portland, and Seattle then turned pro. After two and a half years in England, Roger ended his professional boxing career and returned home. A member of the St'át'imc Nation, from the Xaxli'p Reserve near Lillooet, BC, Chief Roger Adolph has served his community as Chief until 2006.
Roger's longest standing record is as chief negotiator for his people. He would not be the leader he was if it were not for boxing. "Sports", he says, "is the prime vehicle for developing future leaders."
Also, featured in 24 minute episodes are:
- Ross Powless
- Alwyn Morris
- Waneek Horn-Miller
- Fred Sasakamoose
- Tom Longboat
- Darren Zack
- Billy Two Rivers
- Angela Chalmers
- Richard Peter
- Sharon and Shirley Firth
- Gino Odjick
The episodes are hosted by Tom Jackson.
Director: Annie Frazier Henry
Producers: Big Red Barn Entertainment, Sheliagh Cahill, Annie Frazier Henry, Ken Malenstyn
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