The North American Indigenous Games are a multi-sport event involving Indigenous youth from Canada and the United States. The Games offer 14 sport competitions in addition to vibrant cultural programming. The first North American Indigenous Games was held in Edmonton, Alberta in 1990 and has been held on seven other occasions. Athletes competing must be born of North American Indigenous ancestry and must represent Indigenous Peoples of their Province/Territory or State/Region. From July 18 to July 20, indigenous athletes competed in canoe and kayaking competitions at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. I was honoured to be able to take part in the medal ceremonies for the canoe and kayak competitions. Congratulations, not only to the medal winners, but to all of our young indigenous athletes that took part. Your dedication to sport is truly inspiring!
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