Inuit Games, also known as Arctic Sports, are a collection of Indigenous games based on hunting and survival skills of the north. The games trained both physical and mental abilities that allowed the indigenous people of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka to thrive in the Arctic for millennia. Today athletes from across the Arctic and beyond carry on the tradition of the games in events such as Native Youth Olympics, World Eskimo-Indian Olympic, and Arctic Winter Games.
Kyle Kaayak’w Worl is an award-winning Arctic Sports athlete and coach currently residing in Juneau, Alaska. He is Tlingit of the Lukaax.adi clan, Deg Hit’an and Yup’ik. Over his 10-year career in the sport he has won over 70 medals, traveling from Alaska to Greenland to compete in various events. Along with training and coaching year-round in Alaska, Kyle travels across the world to demonstrate Arctic Sports, including the Riddu Riddu Festival in Northern Norway, Orenda Art International Gallery in Paris, and Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
This virtual demonstration will take place via Zoom on Monday, July 19, 2021 from 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to all Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) youth and families.
Register today (click here) to receive the Zoom link on Friday, July 16, 2021. Please keep track of your email for the Zoom link to participate. Ensure you have a safe space at home to participate, wear workout gear, have a water bottle and towel.