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

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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Upwards of 13,000 Team 88 flags will wave in unison Sunday night at the Aviva Centre in Toronto during the opening ceremony for the North American Indigenous Games, in a moment of pause and reflection of where young Indigenous athletes have come from.

Indigenous Games kick off in Toronto

Sunday, July 16th, 2017
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The 2017 North American Indigenous Games is billed as the largest sports and cultural gathering of Indigenous peoples on the continent. It starts with tonight's opening ceremony in Toronto.

Perfecting the art of hoop dancing for the Indigenous Games

Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Whether it’s hoop dancing or shooting hoops, 15-year-old Ascension Harjo excels at both and during the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, he’ll get the opportunity to showcase both of his talents.

Finding her own voice through the Indigenous Games

Friday, July 14th, 2017
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When 15-year-old Mary Nahwegahbow steps up to the microphone Sunday night at the opening ceremony to sing the anthems at the North American Indigenous Games, she'll be honouring a language many from her home First Nation no longer speak, mainly because it was lost at residential schools.

A sneak peek at the Indigenous Games’ opening act

Friday, July 14th, 2017
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In a small Brantford, Ont. studio, six young dancers have been practising relentlessly ahead of their most nerve-wracking show yet. On Sunday, they'll perform in a packed 9,000-seat venue...and on national television.

Indigenous Games continue to fortify mother-daughter bond

Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Juleah Duesing just four medals away from doing exactly what she wrote down in a poem in Grade 2: winning as many North American Indigenous Games medals as her mother Reila Bird. If she does it, Bird will have the best seat at the event to watch it unfold in Toronto.

Watch the North American Indigenous Games opening ceremony

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Watch live now as more than 5,000 Indigenous athletes, coaches and support staff will be introduced at the opening ceremony for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

How the Oka Crisis only strengthened water polo star’s resolve

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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Just 14 years old at the time, water polo star Waneek Horn-Miller went from the frontlines of competition at the first-ever North American Indigenous Games [NAIG] in Edmonton, to the frontlines of resistance during the Oka Crisis just days later. The latter only made her stronger.

Without sports, Saskatchewan chef de mission for Indigenous Games would be ‘in jail’

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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More than anything, having to show up for practice or games kept Saskatchewan chef de mission Mike Tanton accountable and out of trouble. But it was the North American Indigenous Games that gave him motivation and purpose, even when he was struggling with life home.

Against all odds: Staging the North American Indigenous Games

Monday, July 10th, 2017
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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 scenes breathing a sigh of relief and shedding a few tears.