Vancouver Canucks Indigenous Peoples Night | Honouring Youth Indigenous Athletes


Nisg̱a’a Lisims Government in partnership with Rogers Communications is proud to feature young Nisg̱a’a Athlete Matthew Stewart-Clayton who will participate in the Vancouver Canucks Indigenous Peoples night. Honouring youth indigenous Athletes. This will take place on Saturday March 13th via Zoom.  Be sure to tune in!


We thank Matthew’s mother Melissa Clayton for contributing Matthew’s bio and photographs!


Si’aamhl wilin Matthew!



Matthew Stewart-Clayton is from Wilps Gwisk’aayn & hails from the community of New Aiyansh.


Currently Matthew is in Grade 12 & attending Caledonia Secondary School in Terrace British Columbia. Since moving to Terrace in his Grade 10 year, Matthew has had the opportunity to play with the Caledonia Kermodes, travelling all over the north & south as far as Vancouver competing in Basketball tournaments. 

In the off season Matthew also had the opportunity to try out for the Northwest UNBC Timberwolves Basketball team. Matthew made that team a few years in a row. Travelled  & competing in Edmonton & Langley in the Months of April & May. 

Matthew also takes so much pride in representing his community of New Aiyansh at the Jr All Native & All native basketball tournaments every year. 

When Matthew was in grade 9 & 10, in Summer months he Matthew played with Northwest White Caps Soccer academy & Terrace Youth Soccer. 

Now Matthew plays Men’s soccer with his home community or any Nisgaa Team when he can. 

When Matthew wasn’t playing sports, he was volunteering to coach or referee the little leagues basketball at Caledonia every Friday. 


After graduation Matthew plans on attending UNBC to Continue his basketball/soccer dreams. 

The past year Matthew has grown to love cooking & would love to Study in culinary arts, like his Ye’e Fred. 



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