Alwyn Morris • Chiefs and Champions

Alwyn Morris • Chiefs and Champions

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Part of the Chiefs and Champions series

Alwyn Morris, a Mohawk from Kahnawake, Québec, won the Gold Medal in the 1000-metre K-2 kayaking event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. During his memorable stand on the podium, he held an eagle feather high to honour his grandfather and his culture. He was twice honoured with the Tom Longboat Award for Canada's outstanding Aboriginal athlete, appointed Ambassador of Youth for Canada and named to the Order of Canada. For the next 10 years, he crossed the country, maintaining and promoting educational initiatives and prevention programs for drug and alcohol abuse. He discusses the impact of the Oka Crisis on his community and his work today, negotiating land issues as a member of his Band Council. He is also the visionary behind the Aboriginal Sports Circle, a national organization committed to the development of Aboriginal athletes and coaches.

Titles included in this series:

Chief Roger Adolph
Ross Powless
Waneek Horn-Miller
Fred Sasakamoose
Tom Longboat
Darren Zack
Billy Two Rivers
Angela Chalmers
Richard Peter
Sharon and Shirley Firth
Gino Odjick

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