Snow snakes made their way to Six Nations

By Lynda Powless Editor Snow snakes are on! The travelling tournament made its way to Six Nations on the weekend with over 30 throwers in both adult and junior divisions along with a lot of laughs and camaraderie and a crowd anxiously watching the ancient game Snow snakes is a traditional game of the Haudenosaunee that has survived through the turmoil of colonization and continues to thrive with tournaments held in Haudenosaunee communities on both sides of the Canadian/USA border. The game involves, firstly snow! A track is built of snow. following the ups and down of the land, at times up to a mile in length and a track made through the middle for players to toss their wooden snakes down, one stick per player. The stick is held…

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