Western Arctic Aklavik Youth set to represent N.W.T. for volleyball at 2023 NAIG – APTN

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 202370 Views

Jun 28, 2023

In the small Western Arctic-MacKenzie Delta community of Aklavik, two teens are busy practicing and fundraising to join NWT team for volleyball.

Matthew McLeod and Larry Sittichinli set up the nets to practice their serves after their last school assembly at Moose Kerr School.

Indigenous youth across Turtle Island are preparing to travel to Canada’s East Coast to Kjipuktuk (Halifax) for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games.

“It’s pretty exciting, I’ve never traveled that far,” said Sittichinli, 16. “We heard about the NAIG tryouts and it sounded exciting to go out of town. We always like to play sports or go out on the land.”

“We’re the only ones from the Beaufort Delta that got selected,” said 17-year old McLeod.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/western-arctic-aklavik-youth-set-to-represent-n-w-t-for-volleyball-at-2023-naig/

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