Events: Native Youth Olympics, Anchorage (April 23 -25, 2009)

Anchorage Net – nearly 400 youth from across Alaska will assemble in Anchorage to demonstrate their skills in traditional Native games at the Native Youth Olympics, April 23 -25, 2009. Originating in 1972, the Native Youth Olympics provide insight into Alaska’s rich cultural heritage, while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Events at are based on games and life skills of past generations of Alaska Natives played as a way to test their hunting and survival skills, and to increase strength, endurance, agility, and the balance of mind and body.  The event has grown from to include more than 69 participating schools.

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Cook Inlet Tribal Council: Native Youth Olympics

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