Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Indigenous athletes up their game


March 12, 2021

Last spring, the Corona virus pandemic shut down schools across the country and left a lot of athletes without games to play, records to break and fans to cheer them on. The spring semester turned into the fall and still in most cases, schools remain closed. In some areas, some sports came back this fall but that was not the case for the majority of schools. So where are the Native athletes now? How are they keeping in game shape? Brent Cahwee, Pawnee and Yuchi, is the co-founder of the very popular website, and he's on deck ready to talk about Native athletes and Covid-19.

Brent Cahwee:

"I had a wonderful conversation with the Winnebago high school men's basketball coach. And I asked him about that particular question and he, when the shutdown happened, he said it was actually one of the best things to happen for his program as the kids weren't in school but the parents didn't want the athletes to be not doing anything. So he was able to work with them all last spring and summer and fall to get him prepared for the season. So he was claiming it was a blessing in disguise because he was able to work with athletes that needed help in their game and stuff."


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