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Ontario finishes third at Indigenous Games

Friday August 8, 2014
Submitted by Mary Jane Kewakundo

Travis Kewakundo of Mishkeegogamang received a silver medal in the 4x400 relay run.
Submitted by Mary Jane Kewakundo

Team Ontario’s U16 female volleyball team (black) in action at the North American Indigenous Games. The team won bronze.
Danny Kresnyak/Special to Wawatay News

A group of Fort Albany’s athletes and coaches that were at the Games.
Danny Kresnyak/Special to Wawatay News

The U16 female soccer team, which won the gold medal. The team includes Nancy George of Big Island (Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing), Tori Kelly of Lac La Croix, Hailey McKay of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Kiara Parry of Moose Cree, Sydney Radigan of Couchiching, and Riley Yesno of Eabametoong.
Danny Kresnyak/Special to Wawatay News

Carmen Edwards and Jackie Kataquapit of Fort Albany cheer on a Team Ontario basketball team.

The North American Indigenous Games wrapped on July 26 and Team Ontario finished in third place with 149 medals behind British Columbia (160) and Saskatchewan (159).

More than 400 young athletes across the province took part in the Games, with more than 25 First Nations in northern Ontario represented.

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