Photos by Paula E. Kirman, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Windpeaker.com
Hundreds of fans of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team gathered in front of Rogers Place in Edmonton on May 29 to support Edmonton Oilers defenceman #74 Ethan Bear and denounce racism.
Bear, who is Cree and raised on the Ochapowace Nation near Whitewood, Sask. faced a barrage of racist messages on social media after the Oilers were eliminated by the Winnipeg Jets from the first round of the NHL playoffs in a four game series loss.
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