Alwyn Morris. Kayaking
Series: Chiefs and Champions
Alwyn Morris won the Gold Medal in the 1000-metre K-2 kayaking event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. During his stand on the podium, he held an eagle feather high to honour his grandfather and his culture. For the next 10 years, he crossed the country, maintaining and promoting educational initiatives and prevention programs for drug and alcohol abuse. He discusses the impact of the Oka Crisis on his community and his work today, negotiating land issues as a member of his Band Council. He is also the visionary behind the Aboriginal Sports Circle, a national organization committed to the development of Aboriginal athletes and coaches.