Canadian Premier League Releases “From Stone” in celebration of National Indigenous History Month

Toronto, ON (June 24, 2020) – On November 26, 2019, The Canadian Premier League unveiled its coveted individual awards that the Clubs’ Players and Head Coach received at the first 2019 Canadian Premier League Awards Ceremony in Toronto. To celebrate the Awards and their artists the CPL is pleased to debut From Stone, directed and shot by Adrijan Assoufi. From Stone is a short documentary featuring a powerful and in-depth narrative of the origin of the Awards created from slabs of stone that have evolved into beautiful pieces of Inuit Art.

The story takes you on an epic journey to Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut, deep within Canada’s most northern region and shares stunning visuals and powerful storytelling around the carvers who created the Canadian Premier League Awards and the story behind each unique piece. The Awards – each a unique piece of Inuit Art – are quintessentially Canadian.

Renowned as the epicentre of Inuit art, Kinngait, Nunavut has more artists per capita than any other community in Canada. The local carvers in the remote Arctic hamlet just off of Baffin Island, share insight into the history, stones and process of carving in this special community.

Soccer has been part of Inuit culture for generations – from kicking a hand-sewn ball across the ice for thousands of years to local legend around the Northern Lights being spirits playing soccer across the sky.

Watch the video here.

About Canadian Premier League

Canadian Premier League (CPL) is a Canadian professional men’s soccer league that debuted on April 27, 2019. Playing in world-class and unique venues, and partnering with strong community-led ownership groups, the CPL is a league for Canadians by Canadians that will bring professional soccer to communities coast-to-coast.

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