In the summer of 1967, the Pan-American Games Committee selected 10 Indigenous athletes to be torch bearers. The men ran 500 miles, from St. Paul Minnesota to Winnipeg.
But just before they entered the stadium at the opening ceremonies, the torch was taken from them and given to a non-Indigenous runner.
Run as One: The Journey of the Frontrunners, coming to CBC Docs this fall.
Indigenous Games attempt to rectify 50-year-old slight at 1967 Pan Am Games