See the 2022 Indigenous Summer Games in action

The 2022 Indigenous Summer Games are in full swing.

The Games kicked off Thursday in Yellowknife with traditional Northern and Dene games like ring toss, triple jump, high kick and Dene wrestling.

Take a look at the contestants in action, as well as the friends and family who came out to watch.

Attendees gather around Friday morning as event manager Carson Roche explains the rules of ring toss, the first game of the day. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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Hallie Zawyrucha, two, left, and Avery Evans, one, pose for a photo in front of a Summer Games sign. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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Friends and family came to the Summer Games to watch and cheer on the competitors. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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Joseph Gon competes in a ring toss round for the junior boys division. Ring tossing is a Dene game that helps practice accuracy. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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Carly Gon warms up for the rings throw before the start of the first event of the Summer Games. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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Rainah Abel, left, Madiosn Isadore-Michel, center, her cousin Konaitlii Sundberg on her lap, and Naiomi Michel-Isadore sit on the sidelines. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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The rings fly at the Summer Games. The ring toss was the first of many games scheduled throughout the long weekend. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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Brendan McAllister throws Nathan Blake to the ground for victory in the second round of their Dene wrestling showdown. (Rose Danen/CBC)

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Madison Isadore-Michel revolves around Jodi Olifie in a junior girls Dene wrestling match. The two competitors put up an uphill battle, coming out with a few bumps and bruises. (Rose Danen/CBC)

The events take place at St. Patrick’s High School and Weledeh Catholic School.

Matches will end on July 3.


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