Enoch Cree Nation Commission Officially Replaces River Cree
(April 19, 2011: Enoch, Alberta, Canada). Enoch Cree Nation announces a new combative sports commission to replace “River Cree Combative Sports Commission”.
The new commission is called “Enoch Cree Nation Combative Sports Commission” (ECNCSC) will be administered by a newly formed board that will include one of Alberta’s leading Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors, black belt Kyle Cardinal, himself a Cree Aboriginal from Enoch. This new Commission will also include President – Cody Hodgson and Secretary – Cheri Jubinville who are all Enoch Cree Nation members.
“It is an exciting day for the combative sports industry in Alberta,” said Kyle Cardinal. The new commission will sanction professional mixed martial arts, boxing, Muay Thai and wrestling events at Enoch”.
“River Cree Combative Sports Commission” which consisted of Dale Kliparchuk and Al MacKechnie who were representing Enoch Cree Nation off of Enoch Lands will cease. Keep in mind, this process of Enoch people wishing to engage in the combative sports industry; is with the intent to exercise their desire to self govern themselves. Therefore, to exercise their “inherent right” as First Nation People, on sovereign land.
Enoch is geographically located just outside the Edmonton City boundary and is not to be confused with the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission. “Edmonton has its own combative sports commission” said Cardinal. “We are the next door neighbor here at Enoch. We will share many of the same top quality event officials, so promoters and fighters can be assured of excellent officiating at events held at Enoch.”
The ECNCSC will apply for immediate renewal of membership with the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC).