InFocus celebrates Indigenous innovators and asks, is it time for baseball to retire the ‘tomahawk chop?’


Did you know that kayaks, lacrosse, sunglasses, suspension bridges and even baby bottles came from Indigenous inventors?

Well, this week, countries around the globe celebrated World Inventors Day – so we at InFocus decided to call up and celebrate the Indigenous entrepreneurs who have that innovative spirit that keeps us all going.

As well as hearing from inventors, we’ll have a look at the sports world starting with Marc Andre Fleury’s new goalie mask – we’ll hear from the artist who designed and painted it.

Also, we’ll hear what you had to say about the Atlanta baseball team’s “tomahawk chop.” Is it time for Major League Baseball to leave it in the past?

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).