Government of Yukon


FOR RELEASE
July 25, 2017

Team Yukon returns from North American Indigenous Games with 22 medals

Over 130 Team Yukon athletes returned from the 2017 North American Indigenous Games on Sunday with 22 medals from archery, athletics, canoe, kayak, swimming and wrestling.

Quotes

“Congratulations to all the athletes! The North American Indigenous Games were an important opportunity to support Indigenous athletic development across the Yukon and Canada. I know each athlete has gained experiences, memories and triumphs that will shape them throughout their lives.”

–Minister of Community Services John Streicker

“I am proud of each and every Team Yukon athlete for the hard work and dedication shown throughout the games. They represented Yukon well and have created lasting memories and friendships. I would also like to thank mission staff and volunteers for making this once-in-a-lifetime event possible.”

–Team Yukon chef de mission Tara Wardle

Quick facts

  • Team Yukon placed 11th out of 22 contingents in the overall medal standings.
  • Team Yukon won four gold medals, eight silver and ten bronze.

Contact:

Sunny Patch
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7478
sunny.patch@gov.yk.ca

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services
867-332-1237
diana.dryburgh@gov.yk.ca

 

News Release #17-158