In this short documentary, award-winning filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry follows an elite handful of Indigenous athletes from British Columbia for two years as they make their way to the 2002 North American Indigenous Games in Winnipeg. Over 6,000 young sportsmen and women from across Canada and the US compete in the games, and this film serves as a tribute to their hard work, dedication, and achievements.
Ages 14 to 17
Health/Personal Development - Fitness/Physical Activities
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges
Physical Education - Fitness
Pre-viewing: Research the history of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Have students suggest reasons why sports are important in a young person’s life. Why is an event like NAIG important to First Nations youth? Identify the positive attitudes of the athletes as they prepare for NAIG 2002. What did your students see as the tragedy for some of these athletes? What impact would this tragedy have on the outcome of some of the events?