The Onondaga Nation will be sending athletes, coaches, and representatives to the 10th North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, Canada. NAIG is an all-indigenous competition celebrating native communities and their athletes from all across Turtle Island (North America). Team Haudenosaunee (New York) is comprised of athletes from all Haudenosaunee nations. They will be competing in such events as Athletics, Wrestling, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, and Soccer. The athletes will be competing in Toronto from July 16-23, 2017.
Team: Girl’s Softball U16
School: 8th Grader at O.N.S.
Position(s): Pitcher and shortstop
Years playing: Nine years
Favorite Activities (besides softball): Volleyball, soccer, and smoke dancing
What are you looking forward to most about going to Toronto?” The competition. Seeing all those other good people, and having them push me.”