Thousands of Indigenous athletes from 29 countries are gearing up for the second World Indigenous Nations Games. They will be held July 1 to 9 in Alberta, Canada. Athletes compete in some mainstream sports like soccer, but also more traditional competitions like hand games, log races, lacrosse, and bow and arrow shooting. It’s a display of Indigenous strength, skill and culture and we’re getting a preview from the athletes and organizers.
Temryss Lane (Lummi) — Indigenous soccer scholar and former professional soccer player and Nike N7 ambassador
Aldean Goodluck (Crow) — chief finance officer at Little Big Horn College and one of the advisers for the Games
Cara Currie Hall (Maskwacis Cree Nation) — former president and one of the founders of the World Indigenous Nations Games
Break Music: Intertribal (song) Thunder Hill (artist) Relentless (album)