A strengths-and-hope perspective was used to explicate the process underpinning, as well as the benefits and challenges arising from the intertwining of sport history and public history in a Canadian sesquicentennial public history project. The project goal was to contribute toward the Truth and Reconciliation Final Report Call to Action #87 by ensuring that public education, in the form of Wikipedia entries on elite Indigenous athletes in Canada, would be available in an easily accessed manner and that there would be 150+ entries by the end of 2017. The pathway taken to meet that goal included a combination of personal efforts and class assignments to edit and/or create entries, along with the hosting of an editathon on elite Indigenous athletes, resulting in the 176 entries that currently exist as part of three categories: First Nations sportspeople (142 entries), M├ętis sportspeople (thirty-one entries), and Canadian Inuit sportspeople (three entries).


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