The City of Yellowknife and Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT hosted an Aboriginal Games Night at the Multiplex, Jan. 17.

Many families were in attendance to take part in sports stations that included wrist hangs, stick pulls, Alaskan highkicks, the swing kick, and numerous traditional skipping, running, and competitive games.

Brian Ayalik-Pascal, 11, attempts the Alaskan Highkick, as Byron Kotokak watches.
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Rob Pascal, left, and instructor James Williams, right, hold the stick as Bilal Yalahow, 15, attempts a wrist hang. Dawson Craig, 15, watches in the background.
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Cheyenne Lafferty, centre, assists Imogen Lee, nine-years-old, left, and Lilia Sauer, nine-years-old, right with the stick pull.
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Kyle Tuktimak attempts the swing kick.
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Elisapea Kagak, five, is airborne in the caribou-skipping station.
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Daniel Shen, left, attempts the bench reach with a cigarette lighter. Kyle Tuktimak, right, assists in holding Shen’s feet to the bench as he reaches for the object.
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Kyle Tuktimak,right, attempts the bench reach with the assistance of Daniel Shen.
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Simon Whitehouse

Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. Simon obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa. Simon can be reached at...

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