Three Six Nations brothers competed in Ontario Indigenous Summer Games

Six Nations’ Derek Smith with sons Rodderek, Caius and Daelon suited up for the Kenhte:ke Wolves. (Supplied photos)

By Sam Laskaris Writer Six Nations’ Derek Smith is certainly glad that he responded to a call for basketball players to help fill out the roster of another First Nation. The Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, who live on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in eastern Ontario, required some athletes in order to have enough bodies to enter basketball teams into this year’s Ontario Indigenous Summer Games. The three-day Games, which attracted about 300 participants, concluded on Sunday in Ottawa. Athletes primarily between the ages of 13-18 competed in five sports. Besides basketball, other sports contested at the Games were soccer, softball, volleyball and athletics (track and field). Smith’s three sons all ended up suiting up for the Kenhte:ke Wolves, clubs that for the most part featured players from the Mohawks…

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