May Community & Staff Updates from the MASRC

Arctic Winter Games Demonstrations at Manito Ahbee Festival

Manito Ahbee looked a bit different this year for us - but it didn't stop us from participating in the fun and being active! Kyle Worl, a Tlingit athlete and coach from Juneau, joined us to demonstrate the events that make up the Arctic Games - a new competition being presented at the 2027 North American Indigenous Games.

St. Theresa Point First Nation with Athletics Manitoba

Despite the chilly weather we've been having, we were excited to join Dustin Manoakeesick in St. Theresa Point First Nation last week to hold a few track and field practices for their athletics team! A special thank you to Julia, Gavin, and Courtney from Athletics Manitoba for making the trek up north with Cadin. Looking forward to many more clinics in our future!

Traditional Games Workshop

Earlier in the month, MASRC staff Cadin ran a traditional games workshop for our staff, where we learnt (and played) traditional games! Favourites included Screaming Eagle, the various forms of leg wrestling, and of course, Dog Warrior! Thank you to Cadin for sharing this knowledge, and we are excited to share these games with our communities!

Softball in Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation

Rainy weather didn't stop MASRC staff Jazmyn and her guest coach Kelsey Straight of Brokenhead First Nation from having fun! On day 1, they ran a couple of kickball games inside for the youth, and on day 2, were able to head outside for some softball skills sessions! Thank you to Birdtail Sioux Dakota Nation for making our evening sports night such a success!

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs' Women's Gathering

From May 27-28, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs hosted a Women's Gathering for their member nations. The MASRC was excited to have a booth at the Gathering, providing information on our upcoming programs, events, and traditional games. We also had our Deadly Kookoms and Aunties gear available for purchase. We're grateful for the opportunity to connect with the community and for the support the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs shown us.

Drum Workshop with Sweet Pea Starr of Brokenhead First Nation

On May 26, our staff took a few hours over lunch to learn how to make traditional hand drums! We would like to share our appreciation with Sweet Pea Starr, for sharing his knowledge and humour as we worked to create our drums. We are looking forward to painting them and truly making them our own!


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