Joy SpearChief-Morris, 2017, Track and Field. Joy is a member of the Kainai (Blood) Nation in Alberta. She is a multiple Ontario University Athletics and U Sports track champion and has competed for the Canadian Under 23 National Team. She is currently in training to qualify for the Canadian team for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.
James Lavallée, 2017, Canoe-Kayak Sprint. When canoe-kayak sprint athlete James Lavallée won three medals at the Canada Summer Games, he proudly wore his Métis sash on the podium. In 2016, he was named to Canada’s national canoe-kayak sprint team.
Jocelyne Larocque, 2018, Ice Hockey. Jocelyne, a proud Métis, has been a member of Canada’s national women’s ice hockey team for over 10 years. She was the first Indigenous athlete to participate in the women’s ice hockey tournament at the Olympic Winter Games, helping Team Canada win the Olympic Gold medal in 2014 and Silver in 2018.
Michael Linklater, 2018, 3×3 Basketball. Michael is Nehiyaw (Cree), descending from Thunderchild First Nation, located in Treaty 6 Territory in Saskatchewan. Michael, an internationally ranked 3×3 basketball player, recently retired ranked as the number-one player in Canada and 38th in the world.
Lyric Atchison, 2019, Rugby. Lyric is a member of the Squamish Nation and hails from North Vancouver. A multi-sport athlete, she began to focus on rugby at age 13 and went on to become a member of the UBC Thunderbirds team at the University of British Columbia. She was selected to the 2018-2019 Canadian Women’s U20 team.
Cameron Gayleard, 2019, Volleyball. Cameron, a Métis from St. Andrews, Manitoba, is a varsity athlete competing for Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg. He was previously the captain of the Selkirk Royals AAAA Varsity Boys Volleyball team and also won a Bronze medal at the Manitoba Beach Provincial Championships in 2019.