Brigette Lacquette

Sports (2019)

Mallard, Manitoba and Cote First Nation, Saskatchewan

On Dec. 22, 2017, Lacquette was selected to represent Canada’s National Women’s Team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, making her the first First Nations athlete to play on Canada’s women’s Olympic hockey team. Lacquette made her debut in Canada’s National Women’s Team Program in 2008 with Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team. She is a two-time participant at the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship winning gold in 2010 and silver in 2009. As a member of Canada’s National Women’s Development Team she appeared in 21 games, winning gold at the Nations Cup in 2013 and 2016. Brigette’s success in hockey shows young Indigenous girls that they belong in sports, they can be successful in sports, and they can achieve greatness. Brigette is a role model for our youth and has used her platform to visit schools and communities to speak about the determination and resilience that led her through her hockey career.