July 05, 2017
Aotearoa arrive in Canada for World Indigenous games
For many of the athletes who travelled to Alberta, Canada for the World Indigenous Nations Games last week, it's as much about competition and culture as it is about supporting one another.
Delegations from 29 countries including Aotearoa took part in the opening ceremonies at Bear Park in Maskwacis on Monday night with the games running until July 9 and events also taking place in Enoch Cree Nation.
Whetu Rangihaeata from Ngati Porou is there with a contingency of around 30 people from Aotearoa including those from Turangi, Te Tairawhiti, Marton and Taitokerau.
It's understood that a delegation from Te Arawa will arrive later in the week with the hope of bringing the games back to Aotearoa to host.
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