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Student-Athletes Come Together for 2017 Northern and Dene Games Summit (Results Included)

A student-athlete stretches high during competition.

With the overall goal of instilling greater pride in heritage, the 2017 Northern and Dene Games Summit brought together over 235 students and chaperones from across the Beaufort Delta region for four days of friendly competition. 

Held in Inuvik at East Three Elementary and Secondary School from March 12 to 15, 2017, the summit allows for youth to learn traditional skills from elders and apply these in a showcase of their athletic talent.


View photos from the 2017 Northern and Dene Games Summit


While most of the focus was on the competitions themselves, the event also included an opening ceremonies with drum dancing, a community feast, a dance and a closing ceremonies with blanket toss.

Participating student-athletes represented schools from across the region, and there were competitors from all ISR communites. 

Awards were given to athletes for individual events, overall and sportsmanship. You can view the entire results by visiting the link below. 



12U Girls Overall 15U Girls Overall 19U Girls Overall

1st - Michelle Conley

2nd - Dayle Cole

3rd - Jenna Guy

1st - Erial Lugt

2nd - Davina Benoit-Cardinal

3rd - Paris Wainman

1st - Jemra Gruben

2nd - Agnes Krengnektak

3rd - Chrissy Hvatum

12U Boys Overall 15U Boys Overall 19U Boys Overall

1st - Aiden Andre

2nd - Edward Kaye

3rd - Morris Blake

1st - Clyde Elanik

2nd - Jorgan Ruben

3rd - Darryl Tedjuk

1st - Paul O'Connor

2nd - Underwood Day (tie)

2nd - Jesse James Elias (tie)


Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is a proud supporter of the annual Northern and Dene Games Summit.