Six Nations well represented at North American Indigenous Games

The North American Indigenous Games have officially opened.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended as thousands of Indigenous athletes from across the continent filled the downtown Halifax Forum Civic Centre. A Team Ontario athlete carries a “Every Child Matters” flag on a lacrosse stick during the opening ceremony of the North American Indigenous Games 2023 in Halifax, Sunday, July 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

By Sam Laskaris Writer Dozens of Six Nations athletes are among those chasing some hardware at this year’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). In a news release the Six Nations communications department sent out it was revealed that a total of 49 local athletes are participating in the Games, which began this past Friday and continue until July 23. About 5,000 athletes, coach and team staff are taking part in the Games, which are primarily being held in the Nova Scotia capital of Halifax. Millbrook First Nation and Dartmouth are the two others centres that will be hosting some of the action. A total of 16 sports will be contested at the Games. Six Nations chief Mark B. Hill is thrilled to the local contingent is a rather large one….

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