NLL opens online auction to raise awareness
By TRT staff with notes from NLL.com
On January 21, the National Lacrosse League called on the public to help raise awareness about residential schools and Indigenous boarding schools, calling the schools’ implementation “isolating Indigenous children from the influence of their culture in order to assimilate them.” “.
The Every Child Matters warm-up jersey featured was designed by Halifax Thunderbirds employee Dave Sowden of Aboriginal descent. Now, authentic jerseys worn by players from every NLL team have been auctioned online.
“Today more than ever, actors with Indigenous roots are leading the discussion and raising awareness about Indigenous ways of life and issues. Each team has autographed two of these shirts available for auction,” reads the statement posted on the NLL’s website.
As part of the NLL Unites initiative for the Every Child Matters movement, the NLL will donate directly to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund and the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
The auction includes 17 items, including two Every Child Matters heads and meshes, two Every Child Matters lacrosse dreamcatchers and 13 shirts from various NLL teams. The online auction will end in three days on January 29, 2022.