Stories include: Fort Chipewyan hosts six mushers at annual dog racers and youth in Yellowknife gather for Traditional Games Championships.
Fort Chipewyan hosts six mushers at annual dog races
Hovering between -12 and -10, the weather was perfect last weekend for six dog mushers to compete in Fort Chipewyan’s annual dog races hosted by the Fort Chipewyan Mushers. The race trail took mushers onto the frozen lakefront where the higher temperatures and wide trails made the perfect combination for a fast race. In the 10-dog race, Roland Campbell came in first place with a time of 33:40, followed by David Campbell, Cameron McDonald and Danny Savic. In the six-dog race, Matthew Poitras brought home the win with a time of 16:53, David Campbell took second, followed by Roland Campbell, Archie Cardinal and Cameron Macdonald.
Youth in Yellowknife for Traditional Games Championships
Hundreds of Aboriginal youth gathered in Yellowknife on Mar. 6 to 9 to participate in the annual Traditional Games Championships. The games, run by the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT and this year hosted by William Macdonald School, aim to increase participation and awareness of Inuit and Dene games in the territory. Events pitted communities in the NWT against each other and included the one-foot high kick, two-foot high kick, wrist hang and leg wrestling, as well as Dene games including the stick raise, snow snake, pole push and hand games.