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Northern Indigenous Winter Games Tour Begins January 5!

This Saturday, January 5th, kicks-off the Northern Indigenous Winter Games Tour.  Throughout January and February everyone is invited to take part in historically indigenous games including  lacrosse on ice, crow arrows, and double ball on snow among many others.  Focusing on the social and cultural significance of the games, the Northern Indigenous Winter Games creates opportunities for cultural sharing and education as well as a whole lot of fun.  In addition to the games, each afternoon  is accompanied by a morning of workshops for educators where teachers and those working in schools have an opportunity to learn about incorporating native culture and activities into the classroom setting creating avenues for student success. 

Game play is from 1-4pm with check-in at 12:30

Educational workshops run from 9-noon at each location

The schedule for events is as follows: 

Saturday, January 5th - Red Lake Nartion College Red Lake, MN

Saturday, January 12th  - St. Francis High School, St. Francis, MN

Saturday, January 19th - Northome High Schoool, Northome, MN

Saturday, January 26th - Mahnomen High School, Mahnomen, MN

Saturday, February 2nd - Virginia High School, Virginia, MN

Saturday, February 16th - Upper Sioux Community Multi-purpose building, Granite Falls, MN

Sunday, February 17th - Lower Sioux Community Rec Center, Morton, MN

Satuday, February 23rd - Mille Lacs (locations TBD), Onamia, MN

For more information, Dan Ninham can be reached at 218.368.6430 or

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. She returned for a second stint in 2016-23. She produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota.