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Kids gear up for annual Native Youth Olympics


January 19, 2017

Culture and friendly competition will collide this weekend in the annual Peninsula Winter Games Native Youth Olympics Invitational, during which kids from all over Southcentral Alaska take part in traditional Native games.

A tradition that began in the 1970s, the youth olympics take place in several communities around Alaska. On the Kenai Peninsula, they are hosted by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Yaghanen Youth Programs. Teams of kids from the first through twelfth grades will converge on Mountain View Elementary School gymnasium this Friday through Sunday to display the fruits of months of practice.


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