The Southern Ute Drum
With 5,000 athletes and coaches from all over North America, the North American Indigenous Games wrapped up Saturday, July 22 with an invite only closing ceremony for all athletes and coaches. Team Colorado started play on Monday, July 17 and ended with Track and Field on Friday, July 21. Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Golf, Track and Field, Wrestling and Archery were among the sports Colorado represented. Team Colorado ended up bringing home 4 medals: 1 silver and 3 bronze. Amongst the medalist representing the Southern Ute Indian Tribe was Jonas Nanaeto who won a bronze medal for his run in the 300m. Colorado’s youth got to enjoy the vibrant culture and city life of Toronto. Many got to go out and explore new things and expand their horizon in new and different directions. Congratulations and good job to all the athletes and coaches!