The roots of the Indigenous Games – The Globe and Mail

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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 cultural gathering of First Nations Peoples on the continent. Rachel Brady reports

Their journeys are geographically, financially and sometimes emotionally challenging.

And for the teenagers attending the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto from July 16 to 23, the journeys are all extremely personal. They will arrive by different routes, over thousands of kilometres, with one goal: To be among the 5,000 athletes competing in the largest sporting and cultural gathering of First Nations Peoples on the continent.

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