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The North American Indigenous Games 

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Congratulations to our gold medalists 


This past July, over 5000 athletes, coaches and team staff descended on Nova Scotia from all over North America to participate in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). More than 756 nations, including our very own Sipekne’katik community, competed in 16 sports over a period of 8 days, from July 15 to 23. 

Two East Hants boys from Sipekne’katik played in the U19 softball competitions. 17-year old Houston Maloney is a catcher and 18-year old Brody Knockwood is a pitcher for the U-19 team. The games took place over five days on two fields—in East Hants Sipekne’katik and the Halifax Commons. 

These two boys did us proud by proving what our community of Sipekne’katik can do, given such a special opportunity. Brody Knockwood and Houston Maloney brought home gold medals!

Many other  Sipekne’katik  athletes also competed in a range of sports, including Casen Augustine,  captain of the u-16 softball team.

Congratulations to all our East Hants athletes!

Cole McDonald (U19 Badminton)
Shawn Davidson (U19 Basketball)
Orlando Meuse (U19 Basketball)
Isaac Marr (U16 Lacrosse)
Mia Syliboy (U16 Badminton) 

Brya Kingham (U19 Soccer) 

Royce Nevin (U19 Softball)

Kayla Nevin (U19  Softball)
Jaici Syliboy (U19 Softall)
Maia Maloney (U16 Volleyball)
Eleyna Brooks (U16 Volleyball)
Casen Augustine (U16 Softball)
Brody Knockwood (U19 Softball)
Houston Maloney (U19 Softball)

Finally, congratulations to all Nova Scotian athletes who participated in NAIG. Our athletes brought home a total of 35 medals: 14 gold, 10 silver, and 11 bronze.

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