From a coach: "Hopefully this will carry on for generations to come. It’s the greatest experience. . . It’s a way for the youth to start setting goals for themselves." (Darren Stevenson, Badminton coach)

From an athlete: "I’ll show them [First Nation youth] my medal, tell them what I did, that it’s good, that it’s worth it, that it’s a good thing to work for . . ."
(Rupert Lopez, wrestler)

From a volunteer:". . . We must ensure that we encourage our young people to learn the teachings that were handed down through the old people. Emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being are the four components to holistic development, and the North American Indigenous Games provide all of those."
(Lorna Arcand, Host Community Coordinator and Athlete Services)

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