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Indigenous athletes hit the court in National Indigenous Games tryouts


February 19, 2020

Arianna Wigwas, 15, was one of about two-dozen young Indigenous athletes trying out for a spot on one of Ontario's basketball teams, which will compete at the upcoming North American Indigenous Games. The tryouts will continue in other cities across the province over the coming months. (CBC News)

Dozens of young Indigenous athletes are hitting the courts, and mats, in Thunder Bay this weekend in hopes of earning a chance to compete at the upcoming North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

The city is hosting tryouts for basketball, wrestling, and volleyball on the weekend, three of the 14 sports included in the games, scheduled to take place in July in Halifax.


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