Masters Indigenous Games continue legacy of NAIG this week in Toronto – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2018145 Views

Competition draws Indigenous athletes over the age of 20

Jul 12, 2018

This weekend in Toronto thousands of Indigenous athletes from across North America will be coming together for the first Masters Indigenous Games.

Following the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) for youth which took place last year in Toronto, now about 2,000 Indigenous athletes over the age of 20 will come together to compete.

“Friendly competitive sport allows us to make new friends, connect with other nations, re-enforce our Indigeneity, and collectively represent our sovereign nations,” said Kim Wheatly, senior manager of cultural and community engagement for the games.

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