APTN News: Surreal year for Anishinaabe basketball player Emily Mandamin
When Emily Mandamin received an email from the Toronto Raptors basketball team, she immediately assumed it was fake.
But it was the real deal. And just a few short months later, Mandamin’s face is now on the sides of buses and streetcars in Toronto.
It’s part of a partnership between the Raptors and the Toronto Transit Commission to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous athletes to Canadian sport at home and on the international stage.
Mandamin, who is from Iskatewizaagegan 39 Independent First Nation, also known as Shoal Lake #39 in northwestern Ontario, is one of eight athletes being showcased.