Team Colorado represents at NAIG

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Team Colorado's Jonas Nanaeto (left) and John Whyte stand proud with their bronze medals, earned during the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, which took place in Tornonto, Canada. Nanaeto ran the 16U Males 300m race winning the bronze with a time of 39.80. Whyte ran the male 16U 2000m race winning the bronze with a time of 6:44.29, both races were held at York University's Lions Stadium Thursday, July 20.
Team Colorado archer and Southern Ute Tribal member, Lorrain Watts competing at the 2017 NAIG, Toronto.
Team Colorado archers (second and third from left) nocked and drawn, take aim at their respective targets during the 19U Archery Competition.
Kai Roubideaux goes up for the “3” in the game against British Columbia at the Tait McKenzie Centre at York University on July 17. Team Colorado played hard but ended up coming up short.
Cameron Weaver tries to get out of the sand bunker, Wednesday, July 19 at Humber Valley Golf Course in Toronto, ON.
Elijah Weaver tries to get in the zone as he drives the ball on July 19 at Humber Valley Golf Course. Weaver ended in the 20th position for the 17u male golf contestants.
Team Colorado’s Andrew Morgan comes up for air has he does the butterfly stroke in the Individual Medley on July 20 at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.
D’Vondra Garcia leaps into the long jump sand pit with a jump of 2.61, Wednesday, July 19. Garcia was in the 14U female long jump category.
Jonas Nanaeto finishes strong in the 300m brining home the bronze with a time of 39.80.
Shermaine Price spikes the volleyball as two competitors from team Wisconsin try to block it. Team Colorado’s volleyball games were held at the Tait McKenzie Centre at York University, July 19-20.
Team Colorado’s Izabella Howe, Reyna Cruz and Jade Richards wait for the ball to be served by their teammate Wednesday, July 19 at the Tait McKenzie Centre.
Izabella Howe and Leela Rosa both go for the volleyball, playing good offense, as they squared up against team Ontario, Thursday, June 20. Team Colorado’s volleyball team came away with 1 win and 2 losses.
Randy Herrera (left) raises his hand for the win, Herrera wrestled in the Male Wrestling 130kg with a record of 1 win and 3 losses.
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
esy Toniee Lewis/Weminuche Smoke Signals
Courtesy Toniee Lewis/Weminuche Smoke Signals
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
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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!

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