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.
Name: Skariwate Papineau
Nation & Clan: Onondaga Hawk
Team: U16 Boy’s Lacrosse
School & Year: Sophomore at Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School
Years playing lacrosse: 12
Other favorite activities: Hockey and basketball
What are you looking forward to most about going to NAIG in Toronto? “Having fun!”