Treaty 2 Territory – The Treaty 2 Territory Youth Summer Games are in full swing, and are planned for July 12 and 13, 2022 at Eagle’s Island in Kakakwekejeong.
Eagles Island is situated at the North east point of Kakakwekejeong, there will be signs from the highway for those who don’t know the area. It features a very beautiful refurbished beach which is fit for camping, fishing, boating, and swimming. We invite all athletes to camp at the lake with trailers, tents, or even just good ole fashion sleeping bags. We will have security onsite starting on July 11 at 5:00 pm for the arrival of athletes.
The games are open to grade 7-12 students, who are from one of the 12 Treaty 2 Nations, living on or off nation. They are also open to students who attend school in one of the 12 nations, even if they aren’t a member of the nation. The nations are as follows with the Youth Council member;
- Animozeebeeng (Lake Manitoba) – Geoff Edwards
- Kithikatchiwan (Dauphin River) – Dyson Thompson
- Kakakwekejeong (Ebb and Flow) – Tyrone Desjarlais
- Keeseekoowenin – Cadena Brazeau
- Obushkudayang (Lake St Martin) – Kyle Menard
- O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi (Crane River) – Evan Lacquette
- Pinaymootang (Fairford) – Kristian Stagg
- Skownan – Ruth Nepinak
- Gaagiishkikamigaak (Little Saskatchewan) – Vacant
- Minegoziibe Anishinaabe (Pine Creek) – Harley Chartrand
- Gamblers – Jaylee Smith
- Tootinoaziibiing (Valley River) – Erich Shingoose
The Youth Council members can direct you to the local contact. The games are being organized as a 4 team format, and will feature a mixture of ALL NATIONS, this is how we will be uniting through sport. This is also help the short handed nations who would only be able to bring a small amount of athletes. The team selections will be made on July 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm by the organizing committee.
We have a 6 official sports, as well as a demonstration sport:
- Beach Volleyball
- Cross Country Running
- Lacrosse – Demonstration Sport
What is a demonstration sport? There will be a workshop done and a scrimmage afterward. We are introducing the sport to those who aren’t familiar, as Lacrosse is the official summer sport of the Treaty 2 Anishinaabe Nation, and the oldest sport played by our people.
If you have any questions regarding the games, please send an email to: email@example.com
Miigwech for taking the time,
Sports and Recreation Keeper
Last modified: June 12, 2022