Local athletes set for North American IndigenousGames

Beginning July 15, Six Nations of the Grand River (SNGR) will be very-well represented at the
North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

A large contingent of local athletes, coaches and volunteers will take part in the 10th annual
NAIG in a variety of the 16 sports within 21 venues across Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth,
Millbrook First Nation and Sipekne’katik. The event is from July 15 to 23.

SNGR is very proud to help support our young athletes, volunteers and coaches. This journey
is more than just about winning medals. It is about participation, camaraderie,
sportsmanship, connection, and so many life experiences.

NAIG 2023 will bring together more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and team staff from over
756 Indigenous Nations celebrating, sharing and reconnecting through sport and culture
with the help of 3,000 volunteers.

“We can’t say enough about how proud we are of our local athletes.” said Chief Mark B. Hill.
“To have this many participants in one of the largest Indigenous athletic events in the world
says a lot about our community. It says a lot about how active our youth are. It shows how
involved our community members are. And it also shows how much pride we have here on
Six Nations of the Grand River. Good luck, and most of all, enjoy the experience.”

List of our athletes as of July 14:
Breanna Stewart, Basketball female 19U
Deeland Martin, Lacrosse male 19U
Johnny Jacobs, Lacrosse male 19U
Jozey Jacobs, Lacrosse male 16U
Cara Skye, Softball female 16U
Tess Squire, Softball female 16U
Cohen Visheau, Lacrosse male 16U
Rhys Doolittle, Lacrosse male 16U
Kaleym Racette, Lacrosse male 19U
Tristan Garlow, Lacrosse M16U
Billy Yole, Wrestling male 19U
Karissa Williams, Archery female 19U
Nathan Hill, Baseball male 19U
Kaleb Thomas, Baseball male 19U
Korissa Davis, Basketball female 14U
Daelon Smith, Basketball male 19U
Rodderek Smith, Basketball male 14U
Noah Jeffrey, Basketball male 14U
Kaden Thomas, Basketball male 14U
Silas Anderson, Canoe/Kayak male 14U
Layla Johnson, Lacrosse female 19U
Rayleigh Kicknosway, Lacrosse female 19U
Melia Martin, Lacrosse female 19U
Kayden Hearn, Lacrosse male 19U
Tylan Hill, Lacrosse male 19U
Gunnar Davis, Lacrosse male 16U
Kagan General, Lacrosse male 16U
Harley Johns, Lacrosse male 16U
Grayson Skye, Lacrosse male 16U
Tyson General, Lacrosse male 16U
Kaidyn Lickers, Lacrosse male 16U
Logan Doxtator, Lacrosse male 16U
Jason Cayuga, Lacrosse male 16U
Karilee Martin, Softball female 16U
Ella-Sophia Kitchikake, Softball female 16U
Honee Anderson, Softball female 16U
Ryleen Davis, Softball female 16U
Jorja Bomberry, Softball female 16U
Abigail Fellinger, Swimming female 16U
Matilda Gordon, Swimming female 14U
Jack Gollan, Swimming male 14U
Teegan Jonathan, Lacrosse female 19U
Dalen Burning, Lacrosse male 19U
John Gignac, Baseball male 19U
Kianna Thompson, Lacrosse female 19U
Sofia Smith, Lacrosse female 19U
Tray Miller, Lacrosse male 19U
Layten Myers, Lacrosse male 19U
Lleyton Bomberry-Sowden, Lacrosse male 19U