In 1951, the Sioux Lookout Indian Residential School midget hockey team, the Black Hawks, traveled 1800 kilometers from Northern Ontario to Toronto and Ottawa to play three hockey games. While there, they visited the main attractions, including the Parliament buildings, the National Archives, and the National Museum. One of the main goals of the tour was to help educate the boys about modern Canadian life. Another was to promote them as positive examples of assimilation.
What did the boys make of their experience being on the team?
Nearly seventy years later, here is their story.