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High kicks and high fives, athletes in Yukon embrace the spirit of culture and community through arctic sports – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202092 Views

March 4, 2020

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, athletes from Team Yukon gather at a local school to train for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games – Arctic Sports event.

Arctic sports or Inuit games include Alaskan high kick, one and two foot high kick, triple jump, arm pull, knuckle hop and head pull.

The athletes that are here training range in age from 16 to 23.

Emily King is from the Tahltan First Nation and is the only Indigenous female on Team Yukon competing in Arctic sports.

“It feels like I can represent my culture in a different way,” King says.

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