Archive for the ‘Sports/North American Indigenous Games’ Category

New and old: all roads lead to NAIG

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Track and Field Day at Chippewa of the Thames

The Native Youth Olympics have been around Ontario for 25 years, but this year, the multi-location, multi-sports events have taken on a new mission.

Indigenous Games: Akwesasne athlete inspires women by breaking barriers

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Akwesasne athlete Kawehnokwiio Bailey Thomas grew up playing hockey on a male-dominated squad and was a victim of bullying simply because she was a girl. However, the volleyball player never let that become an excuse or get in the way of her development.

Indigenous Games leave lasting impact on all who participated

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
LAC Indigenous Games 20170717

On the field, court, pitch or pool, there was no shortage of athletic triumphs as competitors from 22 teams battled for medals in 14 sports at the North American Indigenous Games. But for many, the event was more about the spirit of competition than reaching the podium.

Indigenous Games help recovery from a 50-year-old insult

Friday, July 21st, 2017

For many Indigenous communities, the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg were a source of pain because 10 athletes were denied the chance to enter the stadium as torchbearers. Fifty years later, a film portrays a story of survival, reconciliation and hope for future generations.

Indigenous Games: Ontario baseball team’s secret weapon is a former major leaguer

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Over parts of four major-league seasons in the late nineties, Scott Bullett made more than 400 plate appearances for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs. Now, the Welland, Ont., resident is spreading his knowledge at the North American Indigenous Games.

Team B.C. goes for gold again in U16 girls basketball

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

B.C.'s under-16 girls basketball team will play for the gold medal for the second straight time in the North American Indigenous Games.

Wrestler among northern Ontario athletes making their mark at Indigenous Games

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
Tara Hedican, Adam Cameron-Land, Adrian Land

Northern Ontario reserves are faced with challenges due to their remoteness, but that hasn't affected their ability to represent their communities at the North American Indigenous Games, including Adam Cameron-Land, who won silver in wrestling on Wednesday.

Residential school survivor now coaching at Indigenous Games

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Through soccer, Alex Nelson found his saving grace during his time at a residential school and now he's helping encourage and educate young players.

Singer Elijah Picard-Hervieux’s Innu language at the heart of his music

Monday, July 17th, 2017

For Elijah Picard-Hervieux, music has been the path to everything — his language, his culture, his voice. It's now taking the 18 year-old singer-songwriter to the North American Indigenous Games.

Opening ceremony of North American Indigenous Games pushed back to 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
naig opening ceremony live stream

The opening ceremony of the North American Indigenous Games has been postponed 90 minutes due to inclement weather.