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Olympic boxer Mary Spencer has fond memories of North American Indigenous Games – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 21, 2017  By John Chidley-Hill THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Every time Mary Spencer looks at her ankle, she’s reminded of what she calls one of the most important events of her sporting career. It’s not the London Olympics, where she represented Canada in boxing, or the Pan American Games, where she […]

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Toronto 2017 NAIG: Day 4 Roundup

TORONTO 2017 NAIG – Toronto, ON – July 20, 2017 – One of the youngest competitors in the field, golfer Ryan Blair of Team Manitoba provided one of the highlights of Day 4 at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games thanks to his one-stroke victory in the boys 17-and-under tournament. The 13-year-old phenom from the Fisher River […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 2017114 Views

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Team BC wins 31 Medals on First Day of Swim Competition bringing total Medal Count to 131

July 20, 2017 Canoe/Kayak Medal Count Totals 54 and Basketball Teams Win 3 Silver Toronto, ON – Team BC swimmers win 31 medals on their first day of competitions! 17 out of Team BC’s 23 swimmers medaled with six medals won in each event. “The Swimmers raced to simply live in the moment!” said Head Coach, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201797 Views

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Filane’s Classic Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament – Karina Hunter

21 July 2017 Crossover Video Blue Jays win B in Schreiber Classic Friday, July 14th, the Crossover Video Blue Jays travelled to Schreiber to take part in the annual “Filane’s Classic Mixed Slo-Pitch Tournament” to meet and compete with Northshore neighbours from across the region. Game #1 saw the Blue Jays matched up against the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201749 Views

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Opening Ceremonies Kicks Off The NAIG 2017 Competition

Opening Ceremonies Kicks Off The NAIG 2017 Competition July 19, 2017 The Toronto 2017 NAIG Opening Ceremonies kicked off the week-long event to celebrate sport and culture. The showcase of heritage, performance, and opening remarks kept the 5,000 Indigenous youth on their feet as they proudly cheered, waved their flags, and engaged in a stadium-wide […]

by pmnationtalk on July 20, 2017190 Views

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More medals at Indigenous Games, as Labrador wrestlers bring home bronze – CBC

Runner Jeremy Holwell picks up his second medal of the games Jul 20, 2017 Labrador athletes had another good day at the North American Indigenous Games on Wednesday, with three wrestlers hitting the podium. Marcus Organ, 15, Aaron Pater, 17, and Josh Dyke, all earned bronze in their weight classes — 63 kilograms, 58 kilograms […]

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What the Indigenous Games means to Alex Nelson, a residential school survivor – iSparc

What the Indigenous Games means to Alex Nelson, a residential school survivor The 70-year-old soccer coach for British Columbia’s under-16 boys soccer team has been involved in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) since it debuted in 1990. For him, the lessons learned in the game have great meaning and can help shape communities for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201758 Views

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Indigenous Games ’empower’ athletes from Pikangikum First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 19, 2017 12:56 By John Chidley-Hill THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Before hopping the overnight bus from Thunder Bay, Ont., to the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto, Lilly Kejick and Tyra King grabbed the green and blue flag from the high school flag pole in Pikangikum First Nation. While the girls are members […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 2017103 Views

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Electoral boundary recommendations concerning – St. Albert Gazette

Further to the St. Albert Gazette article or June 14th regarding the Proposed Provincial Electoral Divisions, I express deep concern regarding the Interim Report boundary recommendation of the new provincial St. Albert-Redwater constituency. There seems to be no logic to the proposed boundaries, which would place nearly 18,000 St. Albert residents in a new constituency […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201757 Views

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Lake Babine Nation players competing in Toronto – BCLocalNews.com

Jul 19, 2017 Five Lake Babine Nation (LBN) youth are currently in Toronto competing at the North American Indigenous Games. The event is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of aboriginal people, welcoming more than 5000 athletes that will compete in a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports. The LBN youth include four baseball […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201756 Views

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Athletics Team Awarded Team BC’s First Medals

19U Female Lacrosse Makes History, Team BC Softball Sweeps and Rifle Shooters Aim for Medals Toronto, ON – Team BC’s athletics team earned two medals in cross-country events on the first day of competition. Fifteen-year-old Marquesis Haintz claimed the first medal for Team BC, taking home silver in the 16U 3K division. Marquesis persevered through the grueling […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201759 Views

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Runner from Nain 1st athlete to win medal for N.L. at North American Indigenous Games – CBC

Jeremy Holwell, 15, took home bronze in 3K run on Monday in Toronto Jul 18, 2017 It was a great first day of competition for Newfoundland and Labrador athletes when they heard a 15-year-old from Nain was the province’s first athlete to win a medal. Jeremy Holwell won bronze in the 3K cross-country final at […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201751 Views

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MASRC: 2017 NAIG Profiled Athlete Day 1

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games is here and it is exciting for all athletes and supporters during this time. We would like to highlight each day Manitoba athletes and/or teams throughout the events. Here is our first student-athlete profile! we hope you enjoy. Durell Rots NT5

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201749 Views

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More than $1.4 million in sport and recreation funding announced

July 17, 2017 The Government of Yukon, in partnership with the Yukon Lottery Commission and Sport Canada, is supporting Yukon’s sport and recreation community with over $1.4 million in funding. Twenty-six sport organizations and five recreation groups will receive financial support through the Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee (YRAC) program, while sport organizations will also receive […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201791 Views

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The roots of the Indigenous Games – The Globe and Mail

July 14, 2017 Around 5,000 athletes will attend the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto from July 16 to 23. Among them will be a group of teenagers, whose journeys are geographically, financially and sometimes emotionally challenging. They will arrive by different routes, over thousands of kilometres, to compete in the largest sporting and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201724 Views

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Making History: Women’s box lacrosse makes North American Indigenous Games debut – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2017  By John Chidley-Hill THE CANADIAN PRESS HAGERSVILLE, Ont. _ It was like any other game at Iroquois Lacrosse Arena. Family and friends dotted the orange and purple stands. Fans pounded drums and whooped with every crosscheck or goal. Impatient spectators shouted “shoot the damn thing!” if a player held on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201732 Views

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Indigenous Games kick off in Toronto – CBC

Here’s a look ahead at this week’s sporting and cultural events around the city Jul 16, 2017 Next week is NAIG week as the Toronto and Hamilton region hosts the North American Indigenous Games, billed as the largest sports and cultural gathering of Indigenous peoples on the continent. With 14 sports, 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201720 Views

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Team 88 became the rallying cry of the North American Indigenous Games – CBC

13,000 Team 88 flags waved Sunday as athletes entered opening ceremony Jul 16, 2017 They had one year, a limited budget and a staff of just 14 to pull off the North American Indigenous Games. For so many reasons, the NAIG committee could have made this about just getting to today, putting the show on […]

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Team Ontario NAIG 2017 Event Schedules

Welcome to the daily event schedule for TEAM ONTARIO at The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, Ontario. MONDAY JULY 17th TIME                          EVENT                                                 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201766 Views

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Yukon athletes headed to Toronto for North American Indigenous Games

July 14, 2017 Team Yukon is excited to compete in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games taking place in Toronto from July 16 to 23. With over 130 athletes, Yukon is sending one of its largest teams ever to participate in 12 events, including athletics, archery, canoe and wrestling. This year’s games will focus on […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201729 Views

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The Sacred Fire travels to Sagkeeng Anicinabe/Great Falls as part of the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay

July 17, 2017 2017 Canada Summer Games – (Sagkeeng First Nation, MB) July 14, 2017 – Sagkeeng Anicinabe/Great Falls welcomed the spirit of the Canada Games today as the Canada Games’ Roly McLenahan torch travelled to the Indigenous community located on Treaty 1 land, about 120 km northeast of Winnipeg. Games mascot Niibin was on […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201745 Views

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North American Indigenous Games Day proclaimed by City of Toronto

July 16, 2017 Mayor John Tory has issued a proclamation recognizing July 16 as North American Indigenous Games Day in Toronto. “This is the first time the North American Indigenous Games will be held in Toronto and we are honoured to be the host city. This week is about more than sports and competition. It’s […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201748 Views

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North American Indigenous Games shows Indigenous athletes ‘Happy, proud and ready for the future’ – Thestar.com

More than 5,000 athletes from across the continent proudly marched into the Aviva Centre for the opening ceremonies Sunday night to celebrate their athleticism and heritage with flags, dancers and the national anthem — sung in Anishinaabe. July 16, 2017 Indigenous athletes from across the continent converged on the Aviva Centre in North York on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201744 Views

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North American Indigenous Games kick off in Toronto – APTN

July 17, 2017 A weather delay didn’t put a damper on the opening ceremonies for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games. Cheers filled the Aviva Centre in Toronto, Ont. where 5,000 athletes from across Canada and the United States came to kick off this year’s games. Sunday’s event marks the start of the games which […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201719 Views

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North American Indigenous Games celebrate indigenous sports & culture – Breakfast Television Toronto

The North American Indigenous Games kicked off at York University before a packed crowd of cheering fans. The games celebrate indigenous youth, sports and culture. Here are the highlights from the opening ceremony. Read More: http://www.bttoronto.ca/videos/north-american-indigenous-games-celebrate-indigenous-sports-culture/

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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the Opening of the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

TORONTO, July 16, 2017 As athletes parade into the Aviva Centre in Toronto this evening, they will be welcomed with impressive Indigenous performances that mark the beginning of the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Over the next week, Indigenous athletes will display incredible speed, strength and skill in a number of different sports […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201726 Views

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The Assembly celebrates Peter Julian’s induction into the East Hants Sport Hall of Fame – Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs

July 14, 2017 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs are pleased to learn that Peter Julian of Sipekne’katik will be induced into the East Hants Sports Hall of Fame tonight. In the early 1970’s, he established the Nova Scotia Indian Sports Program and he was one of the first Mi’kmaq men to coordinate the […]

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Celebrate the North American Indigenous Games! – CBC

Jul 13, 2017 WHAT: CBC’s Viewing Party for the North American Indigenous Games – Opening Ceremony WHEN: Sunday, July 16. Doors open at 7 pm. Broadcast from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. WHERE: CBC Broadcasting Centre, 250 Front St W, Toronto ADMISSION: Free FOR INFO: cbc.ca/naig Join CBC Toronto to celebrate one of summer’s most spectacular […]

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Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games wraps up Successful Ontario Community Tour

Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games​ – Toronto, ON – July 14, 2017 – The Toronto 2017 North American Games (Toronto 2017 NAIG) Host Society, in partnership with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO), embarked on a twelve-stop Community Tour, engaging hundreds of youth in Indigenous communities across Ontario. Beginning on February 10, and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 201755 Views

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Ontario Welcomes North American Indigenous Games Athletes

Province Hosting Games for the First Time July 14, 2017 10:30 A.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is hosting the 2017 North American Indigenous Games — one of the largest sporting and cultural gatherings of Indigenous people in the world.  This is the first time Ontario will host the international event, which showcases […]

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North American Indigenous Games: 300 Aboriginal athletes from Quebec on their way to the Games

WENDAKE, QC, July 13, 2017 – In just a few days, nearly 300 Aboriginal athletes in Quebec will travel to Toronto to represent team Eastern Door and the North (EDN) at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which is the equivalent of the Pan American Games for First Nations, Métis and Inuit in North America. Several competitions of the NAIG, the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 14, 201732 Views

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Local athletes representing Team Alberta at NAIG – Daily Herald Tribune

July 13, 2017 An estimated 300 Indigenous athletes, coaches and chaperones are set to represent Team Alberta in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) taking place in Toronto from July 16-23. More than 75 of those athletes are from Grande Prairie and the surrounding area. They will be leaving July 15. The NAIG takes place […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 201738 Views

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Linklater carries his culture into 3-on-3 hoops clash in Saskatoon – StarPhoenix

July 14, 2017 Saskatoon’s Michael Linklater keeps his culture close at hand as he bounces around the globe. The Saskatoon basketball player, who is from the Thunderchild First Nation, will do this weekend what he’s done his whole life — take his long, braided hair onto the basketball court, and attack the hoop. Linklater — […]

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Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Kicks-off with Launch Event at Harbourfront Centre

July 13, 2017 Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games – Indigenous leadership, athletes, funding partner representatives and community partners, will gather to ceremoniously Games welcome participants from across North America to the City of Toronto WHO:  Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, CEO, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society Elder Whabagoon, Lac Seul First Nation Hon. Michael […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 2017105 Views

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2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games introduces the snowy owl; ‘Kechi’, as the official mascot!

July 13, 2017 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games – HAY RIVER (June 2017) – With less than 300 days to go until the 2018 South Slave Arctic Winter Games, ‘Kechi’ the Games official mascot has been busy touring the South Slave Region of the Northwest Territories! “It has been an amazing experience to witness the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201737 Views

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Indian horse racing excites and delights in Maskwacis during the World Indigenous Nations Games – Sylvan Lake News

Athletes around the world converged on Alberta to take part in the World Indigenous Nations Games Jul 13th, 2017 When it comes to Indian Horse Racing the key is knowing you’ll be in for one wild ride. Maskwacis shared the role of host for the World Indigenous Nations Games 2017, which were held in different […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201742 Views

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I·SPARC: Save The Date! Regional Leader Training

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council is pleased to announce the Regional Leader Training Session dates for 2017. These free training sessions are open to community members passionate about delivering healthy living programs in First Nations, Métis chartered communities, and friendship centres. Region Location Hotel Dates Northwest Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 27 – 28 […]

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Nunavut looks to pre-games camps to give team jumpstart at 2017 NAIG – CBC

Jul 13, 2017 Athletes from 11 communities make up Nunavut’s 44-athlete contingent, competing in three sports The 2017 North American Indigenous Games begin July 16, 2017, and CBC North will be on the ground in Toronto, covering athletes from the 3 territories through the competition. Before the opening ceremonies begin, CBC North will profile each […]

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I·SPARC: Team BC NAIG 2017 – Schedules & Athlete Checklists

We are less than a week away from the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Opening Ceremonies! Team BC’s Mission Staff are dedicated to supporting the hundreds of athletes, coaches and managers who will compete at this year’s NAIG and providing the best, most memorable experience for everyone! Here are some updates from Team BC […]

by aanationtalk on July 13, 201727 Views

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New Brunswick athletes to participate in North American Indigenous Games

July 13, 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – A contingent of 85 athletes from New Brunswick will participate in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, July 16-23, in Toronto. “The North American Indigenous Games bring thousands of athletes together to celebrate indigenous culture and compete in a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports,” said Service New Brunswick […]

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Hannah Morningstar brings good-luck braids and cultural pride to Indigenous Games – CBC

‘When I dance I feel proud, when I play sports I feel proud,’ says javelin and discus athlete July 13, 2017 When Hannah Morningstar has her hair in a braid, she says it’s her good-luck charm. The 16-year-old from the Atikameksheng First Nation in northern Ontario will need all the luck her braid brings as […]

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I·SPARC Unveils Team BC new theme song

545 Indigenous Athletes and Coaches from Team BC will sing new theme song at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games Victoria, BC – After launching a province-wide competition, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) has unveiled Team BC’s new theme song set to premiere at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). […]

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The future of Canada’s coaches ready to compete at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg!

This summer, a total of 20 women and 10 Indigenous coaches from across Canada will participate in the 2017 Canada Games as part of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program. The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is to provide women and Indigenous coaches with a major national multi-sport games experience in an apprentice role. […]

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Can the North American Indigenous Games bring us closer to reconciliation? – TVO.org

Jul 13, 2017 On a cold morning in early March, Marcia Trudeau was the first to arrive at her office in Mississauga — as the chief executive of the North American Indigenous Games taking place in Toronto this summer, she has a lot to prepare. “Reconciliation is a two-way street,” Trudeau says. “The Games give […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201729 Views

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Against all odds: Staging the North American Indigenous Games – CBC

Host city of Toronto only selected 1 year out from Games Jul 10, 2017 When more than 5,000 Indigenous athletes, coaches and support staff are introduced at the opening ceremony for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) on this Sunday (CBCSports.ca, 7:30 p.m. ET), there’s going to be a small group of people behind the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201723 Views

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Hard work paying dividends for Team N.S. at North American Indigenous Games – The Chronicle Herald

For George Marshall, chef de mission for Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia, plenty of hard work over the years is starting to pay dividends in a more engaged group of youth who want to lead more healthy lifestyles. It’s also why Marshall is feeling very good about the group headed to southern Ontario for the North […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201735 Views

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Tom Longboat Award 2017

July 11, 2017 Aboriginal Sport Circle – The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes for their outstanding contributions to sport in Canada. With a few exceptions, the Awards have been given out every year since its inauguration. It remains the longest standing and one of the most prestigious awards for Aboriginal athletes in […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201727 Views

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Local swimmer heading to North American Indigenous Games – BayToday.ca

‘I think it’s been a breakthrough and it’s a great opportunity for myself because then it means you are training for something’ Ayden Michaud finishes off another early morning practice at the YMCA pool. The season is finished for the rest of her Titans teammates, but Ayden is still training hard. You see, the 14-year-old […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201729 Views

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Five Ktunaxa Athletes Headed to North American Indigenous Games

July 11, 2017 Cranbrook/ʔa·kisk ̓aqǂiʔit – A contingent of five Ktunaxa athletes are on their way to compete in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games being held in Toronto from July 16th to the 23rd . The Ktunaxa athletes are Carter Basil-Pelly and Trent Walkley (swimming), Justin Grosso (volleyball), Hana Braker (softball) and Caytlyn Luke […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201740 Views

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38 Syilx Participants Heading to Toronto to Compete at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The Okanagan Nation proudly recognizes the 38 Syilx participants from across the Territory who will be competing in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). All of these competitors demonstrate a high level of dedication and excellence in their sport. They have further exhibited a strong commitment to their participation and representation at NAIG through […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201734 Views

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