This year’s National Senior Games just wrapped up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The games have a sizeable turnout of Native elders that compete in over 20 different events ranging from shuffleboard to track and field. For nearly 35 years the games aim at promoting athletics as well as health and wellness for elders. We’ll talk with some of those that were involved in the games and get a glimpse of what it was like on the scene.
Janelle Rattler (Eastern Band of Cherokee), Qualla Boundary Senior Games and Senior Olympics coordinator
Debra Lente-Jojola (Isleta Pueblo), National Senior Games shuffleboard competitor
Kamiyo Lanning (Eastern Band of Cherokee), recreation manager for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Singing Together (song) Drumming Hill Singers (song) Memories
Naawakinta (Thanks You My Fathers) (song) Clark Tenakhongva (artist) Öngtupqa (album)