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Jordan Nolan and Lord Stanley's Cup (Updated, 45 photos, video)

Monday, August 20, 2012   by: Donna Hopper

The Garden River First Nation community beamed with pride this morning as Jordan Nolan, rookie LA Kings centre, brought the Stanley Cup for all to celebrate.

Emceed by Steve Nolan, the festivities began at the Garden River Bingo Hall with addresses from Chief Lyle Sayers, Chief Dean Sayers, and Regional Chief Stan Beardy; a prayer from Barb Nolan as Alan Syrette smudged the Cup; and a Victory Song performed by Bear Creek.

Regrettably, Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Debbie Amaroso was unable to attend the celebration due to a previous commitment, and the City dignitary assigned to attend in her place was a no-show.

Quick on his feet, Steve Nolan offered Jordan congratulations on behalf of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and promised to have a street named after him.

From the Bingo Hall, the huge gathering moved to the Garden River Recreational Centre where Jordan presented the Stanley Cup to the community's youth.

A parade to the Community Centre along Highway 17B followed with a short stop at the landmark Garden River train bridge for photos - a stop that was met with massive applause and loud chants of "Jordan! Jordan!" from the hundreds that lined the route.

At the Community Centre, Chief Lyle Sayers remarked during his presentation that he's never been more proud of a member of his community and the day was a highlight of his career.

Before taking time to pose for pictures with fans and friends, Jordan was presented with a special helmet adorned with his name and #71 as he was named honorary Garden River Fire Chief.

Although the official Jordan Nolan celebration was scheduled to wrap at 1:30 p.m., today's experience will surely fill the members of the Garden River First Nation community with enough pride to last a lifetime.

To view the accompanying gallery of photos, please click here.

Please enjoy the SooToday.com news video below shot and produced by Adam Gualtieri.

The full text of a news release from Garden River First Nation follows.

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Garden River celebrates Jordan Nolan and welcomes the Stanley Cup

 

GARDEN RIVER, ON - Today was a historical moment for Garden River First Nation and all First Nation communities alike! 

Jordan Nolan, #71 of the LA Kings brought the Stanley Cup to Garden River and it received an extremely warm welcoming. 

Community members and visitors from near and far gathered to get a glimpse of Jordan hoist the Stanley Cup as he presented it to his home community. 

The celebration began at the Garden River Bingo Enterprise parking lot where Grammy nominated Traditional Drum Group “Bear Creek” opened the celebration with a Victory Song, from there Jordan presented the cup to the community.

Chief Lyle Sayers and other First Nation dignitaries welcomed all.

“I have to say in all of my years in being on Council with Garden River First Nation, this is the proudest day of my career,” said Chief Lyle Sayers.

Jordan then proceeded over to the Garden River Recreation Centre where he presented the Cup to the youth of Garden River.

Balloons were released into the sky by the youth and the parade then began down Highway 17B. 

The highlight of the procession came when Jordan made a special stop at Garden River’s well-known “This Is Indian Land” train bridge where he proudly hoisted the cup while standing in the middle of the bridge and was subsequently joined by is brother Brandon and father Ted. 

From there the parade concluded at Garden River’s Community Centre where many of Jordan’s fans awaited to take free photographs with him or purchase a signed autograph with all proceeds going to Garden River’s Little NHL Hockey Teams.

Jordan was also received by Garden River’s local and visiting elders inside of the Community Centre where he presented the Cup and shared a few words.

“I heard about how the community was gathering during the playoffs and I wanted to win the Stanley Cup even more so that I could bring it home to you,” said Jordan Nolan.

It was evident that with all of the young faces present during the celebration that Jordan has made a large impact upon First Nation Youth and his community as a whole. 

The pride that was displayed throughout the day signifies that Jordan has created a positive future for all First Nation people across Canada.

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Brianne 8/20/2012 4:38:05 PM Report

Shame on you city council. This was a proud and important moment in the area's history !
PF92 8/20/2012 4:59:37 PM Report

So he only brought it to GR eh, he's not from SSM... even after the fact that the Greyhounds took him in when noone else wanted him and he played and finished his JR career playing for the SAULT STE MARIE Greyhounds....

Sad....
Christina216 8/20/2012 5:04:05 PM Report

Yah...and its pretty sad that the counsellor was a no show...grow up
true canadian 8/20/2012 5:04:42 PM Report

what?,,, Does Sayers come to all the Sault stuff,,I don't think so, well, sorry our cities mayor was busy,, sorry,,(I agree the stand it should have gone),,little tacky but we don't have the full story,, hey, should have brought it to the Sault also,,I am pretty sure he played allot here eh? and I think allot of our tax money went into making him a great hockey player,,I am disappointed it was not here in the Sault, but congrats Jordan, and hopefully they made some coin for the future players.
bluesslinger 8/20/2012 5:10:44 PM Report

The cup traditional goes to the home town (in this case rez) of the player.

I don't remember any body complaining that Tyler Kennedy didn't bring the cup to Garden.

Or Echo Bay.

Or where ever he played jr.
AceOfBass 8/20/2012 5:23:14 PM Report

Mayor Deb was a no show at this event because her father is ill.

The Ward Councillor who was supposed to attend this function on behalf of the city
should be ashamed of themselves.This is insubordination.

The Councillor was supposed to be there to represent the city and is in violation of section 226.1 sections (a)(b)(c)and (d)

The Councillor neglected their duties as appointed.

The Ward Councillor should do the right thing and resign their position on council.

Being a no shown at this important event was disrespectful to our neighbours in Garden River.
nclooch 8/20/2012 5:26:05 PM Report

Why in this story does it even have to be mentioned that the city mayor and substitude were not available? It is not like they shunned and said "No I am not coming." They could not make it and you don't know why. Don't take away from what Jordan did by bringing undue controversy! Grow up people!!!
Thim 8/20/2012 5:29:39 PM Report

Above all, congratulations Jordan.
You earned the right to hold the cup high.
Tom Brason
THE Warrior 8/20/2012 5:31:36 PM Report

Please let a victory for Garden River not bring out your hate.. you are only a few with these disgusting remarks.. When Tyler Kennedy won the cup, we didn't cry cause we weren't invited.. he was a great representative of SSM.. For all the negative sent to this site.. it was the reporter who put the statements on Sootoday, please remember that.. and for all the anger and hate you have towards us, i hope one day you can get out of the rutt of hate you show towards us leaves your mind and brings peace.. because believe me we could all use it.. Chi Miigwetch..
vaLx23 8/20/2012 5:36:02 PM Report

well said warrior.

and again, Congratulations Jordan Nolan!

chrystal 8/20/2012 5:36:03 PM Report

Everybody was welcome to come to Garden River and celebrate, this was not about Sault Ste Marie!
bigjohnzzz 8/20/2012 5:42:40 PM Report

guess I know now why they repainted they repainted the " this is indian land" too welcome the coming of the cup !!
MuddFlap 8/20/2012 5:47:45 PM Report

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
So whats your point?
bigjohnzzz 8/20/2012 6:10:59 PM Report

^^^^^^^^
maybe you should learn the difference between " making a point " and an observation. This was an observation I am sure someone could exsplain the difference too you sometime.
MuddFlap 8/20/2012 6:22:32 PM Report

Sorry but the negativity that some area residents spew on this site has made me quick to be defensive. And you are correct. You were just making an observation that I assumed to be poke at my community.
katrina1967 8/20/2012 6:42:22 PM Report

We are all so proud of Jordan. The fact that our mayor or any representative of our city was not there is disgusting and they should all be ashamed of themselves.
cruiser 8/20/2012 6:53:07 PM Report

Congrats to Jordan and his family what an honour he worked hard to achieve and what an honour for the community of Garden River! I am offended at the pictures on the bridge which quotes this is indian land. I find it was unnecessary and offensive to those who don't live there, however are just as proud for "our" hometown boy.
the machine 8/20/2012 7:01:14 PM Report

I too don't know the point of bigjohn's OBSERVATION. Anyway...

C'mon people, really!!!

Anytime (some)people have a chance they show their ignorance and hate towards a certain group of people they do. This is pretty disgusting and i know no matter what i or anyone else says it's not going to make any difference.

Furthermore Garden River is a community of its own and separate from Sault Ste. Marie and anyone and everyone was invited to this celebration. I can't believe some of the posts that suggest just because Jordan played for the Hounds that he's obligated to take the cup there, it's totally unreasonable.

Congrats to Jordan and Garden River and hopefully this won't be the last time Lord Stanley visits there or Sault Ste. Marie
JSLesage 8/20/2012 7:05:41 PM Report

Today is a great day for Garden River!!! Jordan is a great role model for young children... Enjoy and Celebrate!!!!! Residents from the Soo and surrounding areas were invited to attend and I know a lot were out there. Please STOP all the hate.....
Chi Miigwetch
sparoma 8/20/2012 7:07:16 PM Report

Actually, it was rumoured that the cup was to make an appearance in town at some point. Whether or not this happens/ed is a bonus for Saultites who were invited to Garden River for the festivities. If you chose not to go, your loss! Glad to see some love for a hometown hero!
michjala 8/20/2012 7:09:35 PM Report

Congratulations Jordan Nolan! You've made Garden River and Sault Ste. Marie very proud. The pictures on top of the bridge are so awesome. I've been passing by that landmark for over 20; for some reason seeing that image of Jordan holding the Stanley Cup over his head shows such great strength. Thanks for bringing the cup to Algoma, and for inspiring so many young people in our community.
frizz 8/20/2012 7:14:03 PM Report

Congrats to Jordan and all the folks in Garden....I think the community should just celebrate and know that the majority in the Sault and area are quite simply celebrating with you. You have done the north proud!
deleted_account 8/20/2012 7:33:46 PM Report

quick thinking Steve Nolan,wasn`t aware he had power to promise to have a street named after anyone?? Or did he mean in Garden River.
Intwydimayla69 8/20/2012 8:15:30 PM Report

Congratulations to the Nolan Family and the community of Garden River. You have raised yet another fine example of what integrity, respect and accountability to your people truly accomplishes. You have displayed the power of community with great pride and respect and earned this day on the sweat and hard work of another one of your Sons'.

A truly awesome moment. Take it all in.
Intwydimayla69 8/20/2012 8:43:00 PM Report

The Stanley Cup did make it to the Sault and had its picture taken with the cast of the Trailer Park Boys in and around the lobby of AWTI.

I managed to snap a few decent shots. The place was crazy as one might expect it to be. Even the stars of the movie wanted to have their pics taken with Jordan and the Cup.

For better or worse, his life will never be the same.
bigjohnzzz 8/20/2012 8:53:44 PM Report

MACHINE
you not understanding my OBSERVATION is my point exactly.
Tazzer77 8/20/2012 9:26:47 PM Report

Congrats to Jordan and his family. This is a great day for all of us to enjoy.

The cup is something that every hockey player desires throughout their careers. It shows that with hard work and determination dreams can come true! Keep up the hard work Jordan, bring it back again next year!!!
Tazzer77 8/20/2012 9:26:48 PM Report

Congrats to Jordan and his family. This is a great day for all of us to enjoy.

The cup is something that every hockey player desires throughout their careers. It shows that with hard work and determination dreams can come true! Keep up the hard work Jordan, bring it back again next year!!!
Christina216 8/20/2012 9:29:00 PM Report

Who cares how they celebrated....just shows how much pride they have in their community.
bassman2069 8/20/2012 10:00:58 PM Report

I must say, I’m disappointed in all the racism and jealousy that is flying around in the response section. Nonetheless, poor minds talk negatively about other people and show very little respect for themselves. Great minds know how to celebrate with everyone, leaving the poor minds behind in the dirt. Leave the jealousy and negativity where it belongs, in the dirt. Let Jordan, his family and our communities enjoy the moment that was truly earned by hard work and enjoy Lord Stanley’s Cup while it’s here before it makes its way to the next community. Awesome job Jordan Nolan! Congratulations!!!
-Dan Beaupré
incalifornia 8/20/2012 10:43:10 PM Report

....love all the positive comments. too bad for the ignorant, probably europeans who don't have a clue what that bridge means, there is ACTUAL significance to every single word painted on that bridge, ( you don't like it? feel free to shut ur traps and go back to europe then...) know the history and what it signifies, or like i said, shut ur pieholes!
the machine 8/20/2012 10:48:40 PM Report

Big john,

You know what's tacky? Your response is tacky. Not to mention ignorant and juvenile. By the way, i forgot about your observation(?) long time ago. Who cares?!?!?

And your comments about blue light and sago really show your ignorance and maturity level. It's too bad your self esteem is so low that you have to make rude comments about a group of people to make yourself feel better while hiding behind your computer.
Give it up john it appears you're on your own as i don't see anyone supporting you in your delinquent diatribe.
clane 8/20/2012 10:59:43 PM Report

A lot of player who get the cup for the day just take it to their private home or camp, and just have family and friends over. Jordan took the cup home on his day and choose to share it with anyone that showed up. If you wanted to see it all you had to do was drive. Congrats Jordan, hope its the first of many.
sebesam 8/20/2012 11:53:49 PM Report

Again may I say congratulations to the Nolan Family .... stop all the bs people.. This is and was a celebration let it be that////
tess123 8/21/2012 1:27:30 AM Report

JORDANS HOME TOWN IS GARDEN RIVER ,AND ITS NOT THE TAX DOLLARS THAT PUT HIM WHERE HE IS ,ITS HIS HARD WORK ,THIS CITY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEM SELFS BEING SO CADDY ,I WILL NEVER FORGET ONE THING TEDDY NOLAN SAID AND HE WAS A GREAT HOCKEY PLAYER AND COACH ,HE SAID HE GREW UP IN GARDEN RIVER AND TRAIN IN BLACK AND WHITE RUNNING SHOES ,OLD SKATES, NOT VERY GOOD HOCKEY GARMETS, IT WAS DEVOTIUON TO PLAY HOCKY THE SAME GOS FOR JORDAN HE PLAYED FOR HIMSELF AND HE SHOULD BE PROUD OF WHERE HIS HOME IS
THANK YOU JORDAN
FROM A OLD HOCKEY MOM
moose23 8/21/2012 8:55:24 AM Report

AGREE with comments made by sebesam, clane and Tess123 - 100% ... enough said
Slim Shady 8/21/2012 9:12:26 AM Report

Have any of you people attended City Council? Do you even understand all the commitments that a Mayor and their Council have? How do you know that the councillor just bailed on coming out? SooToday did not give the reason so it is premature for you to condem anyone. Perhaps there was an emergency that required attention of the "Deputy Mayor" (who is one of the councillors).

Something fell through the cracks... it happens.

Once again, what is with the "racist" card being pulled yet again?

old-cat33 8/21/2012 9:29:54 AM Report

Hey Congrats Mr. Nolan. I would have been there if it wasn't for work commitments.The only problem is I would of had last years Stanley Cup Champions T-shirt and hat on!...LOL.
miss_sault43 8/21/2012 9:36:34 AM Report

CONGRATS TO JORDAN AND HIS FAMILY

WAY TO GO JORDAN!! WE ARE VERY PROUD

OF YOU .AND YES WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

MY FREIND .FOR YOU BROUGHT

THE STANLEY CUP TO THE NORTH, FOR

EVERYONE TO SEE AND TOUCH :):):):):):):)

TELL ME HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL SEE AND

TOUCH THE STANLEY CUP IN THEIR LIFE

TIME , BUT THANKS TO JORDAN AND

LA KINGS MADE MY DREAM COME TRUE

AND MANY OTHERS .IT WAS A WONDERFUL

DAY .IT WAS A VERY PROUD HISTORICAL

EVENT BRINGING THE CUP TO THE NORTH

FOR EVERYONE TO BE PROUD OF

GOD BLESS

PS I AM NATIVE AND PROUD BUT THE PROUD BEING NATIVE AND THE SEEING THE CUP WAS EVEN ,SO THAT MAKES ME ONE BIG HOCKEY FAN FROM HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA

JORDAN THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH ARE THE CHAMPIONS YOU ARE TH GREAT ONE

GO 71 BRING IT ON !!!


miss_sault43 8/21/2012 11:49:46 AM Report

TO OLD ENOUGH KNOW BETTER
ALL THE WHAT 23 PEOPLE AND POLICE I WILL TELL YOU ALL THAT WAS FOR THE STANLEY CUP AND THEY BLOCKED THE ROAD SO PEOPLE THAT ARE TRAVELING CAN GO 0N THEIR WAY WITHOUT DELAYS AND THE PROTECTION OF THE STANLEYCUP
I DIDNT SEE ALL THAT AT THE COMMUNITY PARADE HAS HE WAS ALSO IN THE PARADE THERE WAS NO 23 WHITEMEN,
POLICE THAT DAY OH THATS RIGHT THE STANLEY CUP WAS NOT WITH HIM .THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMM

A STANELYCUP FAN:):):)
jinjin 8/21/2012 11:53:16 AM Report

Hitler never played hockey! Not a Champ of anything!
LOL

GO JORDAN!
Snicklefritz 8/21/2012 11:57:18 AM Report

Old enought to know better
but too racist to care??

If your old enough to know better why be as jealous and racist as your remark?
Realy stay out of white land your hospitals grocery stores schools and stuff? I bet you are one of the "White person" as you say that come on reserve and buy smokes and gas and play bingo in our Community. I bet you also go fish in our rivers/lake and camp on our land maybe even swim in our river/lake.
But we don't treat you any different. What does that tell you? To me it means we as Native people treat everyone equal no matter the skin color. By the way its not a GREEN CARD its a status card and your remark " if they want to be native...fine" Honey we ARE NATIVE! we are not wanna bes. I don't understand why its such a big deal that lil highway that is hardly used anymore cepet by residents gets shut down for 20 mins to take a picture because history was being made for their community and just to top it all off EVERYONE in surrounding communities were invited to help celebrate this day WTG JORDAN NOLAN!!!!!
boonlizzard 8/21/2012 11:59:06 AM Report

Congratulations to Jordan Nolan and his family!!! It was HIS hard work and determination that have him where he is today. Don't listen to the negative... enjoy your accomplishments!!! Be proud of who you are and know that there are more positive people routing for you Jordan!!

As for all of you negative people just remember you sure do have a lot to say sitting behind a computer...if you wanted to see the cup that bad then get off your backside and go join in the festivities! Quit with the racism...you look and sound very idiotic! (Do I sense some jealousy)

WTG JORDAN NOLAN!! BE PROUD!!!

A Hockey Mom
Koss 8/21/2012 11:59:23 AM Report

These comments are disgusting.
3rd times a charm 8/21/2012 11:59:56 AM Report

Congrations to Jordan, and to the Nolan family for raising such a talented child. Bringing the cup to his home is a great opportunity for Saultites to visit Garden River, and take in a little culture.

We're certainly proud of the Nolan family's accomplishments!

Hater's are gonna' hate, no matter what!
the machine 8/21/2012 12:04:19 PM Report

And by the way 'old enough to know better' i'm a proud nishnabe man who works at a gold mine while my wife who is a beautiful nishnabe qwe is an officer with the opp. We probably pay more in taxes than you make in a year!

Stick that in your crack pipe!
moem 8/21/2012 1:46:55 PM Report

I feel that the name of the councillor that did not attend should be released. If they take the responsibility of being "Deputy mayor" so lightly then perhaps they could be relieved of that chance in the next election. Shame on you whoever you are. I was so proud of Jordan and the out pouring of support by his community that I tried to put aside the snub of the city officials. Thanks to Steve Nolan for stepping up to the plate and smoothing things over.
senfe 8/21/2012 1:48:41 PM Report

Way to build the bridge between two communities by both parties. I sure hope Jordan doesn't read these comments as well as any major media sources. What an embarrassment to both communities you people are.
Sudsy 8/21/2012 3:07:45 PM Report

I`m suprised that sault today actually allows some of these posts. They should be screened before posted, or some of the the one`s making the posts should be banned, because it seems to be always the same ignorant individuals.
It`s not just adults reading these posts, I`m sure there is both young non native and native youth reading this as well, great example for the next generation!
Christina216 8/21/2012 5:05:42 PM Report

The only time some of these posters post is when its a native topic....pretty sad if you ask me. but anyhooo.....way to go Jordan.
lucyp 8/21/2012 10:24:34 PM Report

GET IN YOUR CAR AND DRIVE....15MIN TO MUCH FOR YOU....PEOPLE FROM SOO LOOK OUT CAME, THESSALON CAME...AND YOU?....
straightshooter 8/21/2012 10:48:32 PM Report

Wow. Reading the comments on here is both inspirational and frustrating at the same time.
To those of you who disguise your obvious racism and prejudice as veiled humour and jealous immature comments, shame on you, shame on your parents for not teaching you properly, shame on those in your circle of friends and workmates who laugh at your racist jokes and say nothing when you make racist comments. Not saying anything and tolerating this type of behaviour and attitude is as shameful as being the one saying it.
To the City of Sault Ste Marie, who professes to be a good community/corporate citizen shame on you for dropping the ball on this one. No issues with the mayor being unavailable due to other previous commitments, understandably, that is prone to happen from time to time. But if a designate WAS truly selected, and didn’t show up, then man up and make an appropriate and honest apology. And DON’T apologize for not showing up, apologize for not being respectful enough to send anyone on our behalf and acknowledge your mistake. Be accountable, and responsible enough to be honest and apologize.
The frustrating aspect of the obvious racist comments on here is that it speaks volumes to the utter failure of our education system to teach the truth about First Nations issues, history, and culture. For, were the truth and facts properly taught, and UNDERSTOOD by students, surely, nobody would or could spew such ignorance, hold such racist opinions, and make such prejudice remarks.
Every day we watch the mainstream media and reel at some of the racism we see perpetrated against blacks and Hispanics to the south of us. Well, I am here to inform you that racism and blatant acts of prejudice are alive and well right here in Canada. Sadly, this particular area, because of the large number of First Nations communities and people, has more than its share of it, and it shows up in this forum virtually every time a story or article is done on a matter pertaining to a First Nation or First Nation person.
It is 2012, and this type of racism and prejudice is just unacceptable by any standard. I call on everyone to stand up against it. Correct those who profess it. Tell those who tell racist jokes and racist stories that it is wrong and to stop. Be brave. To this internet news provider, please do not allow this type of language to permeate your comments section. It fuels this exact type of racist behaviour. It furthers the problem. Your tolerance of it enables it. Fuels it. Take a stand against it. Right is right.
Now, what really needs to be said is….. CONGRATULATIONS JORDAN NOLAN!
Congratulations to you for being a successful young man, who, through hard work, diligence, perseverance and sheer hard work, was able to answer the call and succeed despite the odds.
Congratulations and accolades to your family, who, like the families of every successful person, are behind you in so many ways. Accolades to your parents who obviously taught you the right things.
Congratulations to your friends and community members who should be recognized for their undying support and hard work to see your big day go off in such spectacular, positive, meaningful fashion. Congratulations to the community of Garden River for collectively fostering and championing a mindset of excellence and hard work in your community members.
Be a positive role model Jordan, for youth everywhere, be they of any race or creed. Continue your hard work, continue to fight against the odds and continue to be proud of who you are and where you came from.
The image of you holding the Cup high over the iconic Garden River Bridge, full of pride, was simply, and truly, breathtakingly inspirational.
WELL DONE!!
T in T

lucyp 8/21/2012 10:53:35 PM Report

It is very sad that something so great like the cup visiting a small town like Garden River has started such an ugly and sad topic....people who are complaining odviously didn't come to see this great event are just spoiled little babies who need a reality check...His home town is GARDEN RIVER not Sault Ste Marie....and I don't recall " The Great One, Wayne" coming to the soo.....and I don't recall Mr Kennedy making his way down the line to the many places he spent time in.....why are you complaining? get in your car and come on down....it was a blast and as person who could care less if it was the Stanley Cup, a tea cup, or a cup of what ever....he did a fantastic job and for such a young gentleman he has class and dignity...he was great with the kids and he couldn't have done a better job....I stood in line for over an hour in the rain and didn't get a picture cause there were too many people from ALL OVER and SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES but as I watched him with the kids and the look of pride that this young person had brought a tear to my eye...... each and every person that has won the stanley cup always brings it to their home town...NOT A TOWN CLOSE TO THEIR HOME TOWN..why would it change?...stop being such spoiled brats....and enjoy the fact that yes he did win the cup and that you where able to watch him play in the Soo....
Christina216 8/21/2012 11:14:31 PM Report

Im ready to ask sootoday to not post news regarding first nations. think its better that way. Pretty sad that i walk around in my home town where i was born and raised and continue to work and pay my fair share of taxes and get the crooked eye because im native. not sure if that is why they look at me like that but after reading comments like that is how i feel. so if i feel that way being a grown woman i can just imagine what the children or other hard working native adults feel on a daily basis. It will never end...
dob131 8/21/2012 11:30:00 PM Report

your home town? is sault ste marie right?
dob131 8/21/2012 11:35:47 PM Report

So Garden River is a Town? I thought it was Reserve?
miss_sault43 8/22/2012 12:00:35 AM Report

IT IS GARDEN RIVERS TOWN AND YES IT IS A RESERVATION THEY ARE VERY LUCKY HAVE A TOWN INSIDE A RESERVATION
AND IT IS JORDANS HOMETOWN WHOOHOO:):):):):)


WTG JORDAN !!!THE CUP LOOKS GOOD WITH YOU
miss_sault43 8/22/2012 12:06:33 AM Report

TO DOB

WHEN PEOPLE GET MAIL IN GARDENN RIVER

IT SAYS
GARDEN RIVER, ONTARIO CANADA :):)


NOT GARDEN RIVER SAULT STE MARIE .ONTARO CANADA

Berty 8/22/2012 2:15:45 AM Report

Congratulations to Jordon Nolan!
We should all be proud that the Stanley Cup has been in our area more than once!
Whether it was Sault Ste Marie or Garden River...we have a lot of hockey talent in our area and I can't wait to see who brings the Stanley Cup next!!!
straightshooter 8/22/2012 8:12:05 AM Report

This response by Lucky me is exactly what i speak of.

Racism and prejudice happen everywhere and to assert that "the indians" cause racism, is a staggeringly ignorant and reprehensible comment.

It would do a lot of people well to do some research on the treaties and history and educate themselves so they can make an informed opinion on these topics. Try to understand that these treaties are legal documents, try to understand the spirit and intent of them. Stop being mad at something you dont understand, and apparently, too often, wont try to understand. Do yourself a favour and learn, educate yourself with a little hard work, at the library and online, whatever it takes. Honestly, you make a spectacle of yourself every time you make one of these ignorance fueled racist comments.

Too, it is so tired to hear people sound off on their view that "the Indians" get everything. It is an inargbuable fact that The Government spends hundreds of millions of dollars, and has specifically in Sault Ste Marie, to bail out failing business over the years, but nobody mentions that. Every community in the province and country is the recipient of government funding through grants and funding "infrastructure projects" and what not - but nobody mentions that. And the last time i checked, funding to individuals through our welfare systems was not unique to First Nations communities. It happens in every town.

I encourage you to take a walk through any small town on the north shore, or through the mall in Sault Ste Marie and look at the people in the coffee shops and sitting around the downtown areas. Welfare, and the lack of incentive to work are handed down generationally. There will always be those, of all races, that know and have no problem scamming the system. Sadly, their lack of positive feedback and self worth from working to obtain the things they have is passed on to their children, and it is seen in 3rd 4th generation welfare recipients.

Again, as always, the old axiom holds true - ignorance and prejudice go hand in hand. You can either be part of the problem, or part of the solution, and education is your choice. Do it and benefit, or dont do it and continue to exacerbate the problems.

Stop racism now.

T in T


proud mom 8/22/2012 9:13:12 AM Report

What a shame that some people have so negatively commented on this story. I know people from all across Northern Ontario (both native and non-native) that would've loved to come to see Jordan and the Stanley Cup. After alot of hard work and sometimes sacrifice, he deserves to celebrate this day wherever and however he chooses. Thank you for being a role model for our children. So proud of this young man...Congrats to Jordan and his family.
Christina216 8/22/2012 11:18:21 AM Report

I was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie....so yes MY home town. just because im a band member dont mean i have to live on the reserve.
Summergirl31 8/22/2012 7:19:37 PM Report

Congrats to Jordan Nolan !!!! I am so proud that you have brought this marvelous opportunity to this community. I am also very ashamed that the people of said community have reacted in this very childish manner. You have worked extremely hard to make it where you are today and you should be proud of yourself and also from where you came from.
People seem to forget that the Soo Grey Hounds have had many a great player begin or finish here. We should be praising Jordan not giving him crap.
Congrats again...you deserve to enjoy your success!!!!!!
coach37 8/22/2012 10:16:02 PM Report

You people don't get it, this was Jordan's day, not anyone elses. He worked his butt off making it to NHL, you people chirpin don't realize how hard it is too get in NHL! So Jordan you rock buddy, this is your accomplishment and your descision to take it where ever you want. Everyone else who disagrees go earn the cup yourself before you chirp and see it ain"t easy.. GOOD JOB JORDAN NOLAN
YOUR PARENTS MUST BE SO PROUD OF YOU !
ps CHRIS SIMON BROUGHT THE CUP OUT FISHIN IN WAWA WITH HIS GRANDPA, THAT WAS HIS DECISION...DIDNT HEAR A CHIRP

VIC DUGUAY
SipKing 8/23/2012 12:51:36 AM Report

Give me a break, Garden River / Sault Ste Marie who cares. Garden River should pay more attention to paying the school debt to the Huron Superior Catholic District school board oh Did I mention March Bruni was a former trustee chair for that board. Kinda of tough to attend a function when you put then in collection. Shame on all of you for even bringing this up when OUR mayors father was dying.Let's see if Sayers shows up at the funeral
miss_sault43 8/23/2012 8:48:52 AM Report

TO Vic Duguay

YES IT WAS A GREAT HONOUR FOR JORDAN NOLAN , TO SHARE THE CUP WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH. YES HE SHOULD BE PROUD OF HIMSELF NOONE
BUT HIM DID ALL THE SKATING TO GET HIM TO WHERE HE IS NOW ,IT IS HARD WORK AND LONG SKATING DAYS AND BOTH PARTA CHILDREN AND PARENTS . I KNOW I HAVE 2 GRANDSONS THAT WAS IN HOCKEY AT 5 YRSOLD NOW THEY ARE 7 ONE STILL IN HOCKEY , SO NOT EVERYONE CAN BE A HOCKEY PLAYER AND THEY SURE GET HURT AT A YOUNG AGE
AND GO THRU ALL THE AGES TOGET TO THE STANLEY CUP .I AM SURE THAT IS EVERYONES HOPES AND DREAMS NOT ONLY THE CHILD BUT PARENTS AND ALL THE RELATIVES . SO YES EVERY HOCKEY PLAYER IS A WINNER OF THE STANLEY CUP IT IS HARD WORK AND DEICATION TO GET ON A WINNING TEAM :) WE ARE PROUD OF YOU JORDAN THANK YOU FOR SHARING THE CUP WITH EVERYONE IN THE NORTH FOR WHOM EVER WANTED TO SEE THE CUP IT IS A CHANCE OF A LIFE TIME AND BELIVE ME WE ARE NOT PROMISED TO LIVE FOR THE NEXT STANLEY CUP WINNING TEAM SO GRAB THE CHANCES WHEN WE CAN SEE AND TOUCH THE CUP
I WATCHED MANY STANLEY CUP PLAY OFFS
AND LOVED THAT CUP NO MATTER WHO WON IT I GOT TO TOUCH THE CUP AND SEE IT FOR ALL THE STANLEY CUP WINNING TEAMS WAY TO GO JORDAN KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PS I STILL CANT BELIVE IGOT TO TOUCH THE CUP I AM ONE HAPPY CAMPER ICAN AT LEAST SAY I TOUCHED THE CUP THANKS TO JORDAN AND THE LA KINGS:):):):):) LA KINGS ROCK
I GOT TO TOUCH TH CUP
miss_sault43 8/23/2012 9:03:35 AM Report

TO SUPKING

WELL WE CAN SEE WHY BRUNI IS A FORMER TRUSTEE SEEMS HE CANT BE TRUSTED WHEN HE TELLS THE WORLD WHO OWES BILLS LOL AND THIS IS NOT BILL TIME YOU CAN HAVE YOUR TIME NEXT WEEK OK ILL MEET YOU HERE RIGHT NOW IT IS HOCKEY NIGHT IN THE NORTH

ONE PROUD NORTHERN HOCKEY FAN AND GOT TO TOUCH THE STANLEY CUP A DREAM COME TRUE

HMMM THAT WAS ON MY BUCKET LIST :):)
NOW I CAN SAY I DID IT!!!

A STANLEY CUP HOCKEY FAN

ITS ALL ABOUT HOCKEY !!!



miss_sault43 8/23/2012 11:15:16 AM Report

TO JORDAN NOLAN

Anytime you set out to do something great in life, there will be critics. If you’re going to be a great businessperson, coach, student, leader or employee, there will be opposition. The more success you have, the more opportunities there will be for distractions. The higher you go, the more haters will come out. When you start stretching to a new level and pursuing what God has placed in your heart, the jealous people, the critical people, and the small-minded people come out of the woodwork and start making negative comments, but you don’t have to let that distract you.

If you are under pressure today, if the critical voices are coming against you, know that it’s because you are making a difference. Don’t let them throw you off course. Instead, dig your heels in, set your face like a flint, and say, “I will not get distracted. I will not get drawn into battles that don’t matter. It doesn’t matter what others think; it matters what God thinks!”

Today, look beyond the critics. Stand strong in adversity. Press forward to what lies ahead and win the prize of life that He has prepared for you!


GODBLESS
Summer7 9/2/2012 9:34:50 PM Report

Compliments come in reverse negatives.
Summer7 9/2/2012 9:35:17 PM Report

Compliments come in reverse negatives.
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