REGINA, SK – August 6-11, 2017, the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC) will be hosting the First Nations Summer Games in the City of Regina.
An estimated 5000 athletes between ages of 13-18, coaches, chaperones and officials, from all different communities in Saskatchewan will travel to Regina to compete in several sporting events including archery, athletics, beach volleyball, canoeing, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer and softball.
The theme and vision of the games is “Empowering Excellence in First Nations Youth Through Sports and Culture.” The logo as pictured below was inspired by the iconic buffalo, a staple in plains Indigenous cultures. Also depicted are the Saskatchewan borders to represent an on-going relationship; and an athlete in the centre.
“The Games have always been a significant event for our youth and young athletes in Treaty 4 Territory and we look forward to hosting this exciting event alongside our partners and sponsors,” said Tribal Vice Chief and Games Chair Elaine Chicoose.
The Lance Run journey will open the FHQ 2017 Summer Games.