In less than a month about 3,000 young First Nations athletes will converge on the queen city for the 2017 First Nations Summer Games.
The games will be hosted this year by the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council.
Chief Edmund Bellegarde is looking forward to the opportunity the games will provide to First Nations Youth who may be struggling in their daily lives.
“I see this as sometimes being the only positive event in a young person’s life,” Bellegarde said. “That’s the sad reality that we have to deal with at the First Nations level in Saskatchewan.”
All the athletes competing in the nine different summer sports will be between the ages of 13 and 18.
The games will go from August 6 to 11.