It wasn’t quite business as usual —masks and COVID-19 screening were an unavoidable presence —but the Traditional Games returned to Juneau this weekend.
Over 100 athletes from 20 communities competed in 10 events in Thunder Mountain High School’s gym. Athletes traveled from Hoonah, Haines, Skagway, Petersburg, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Anchorage, Nome, Fairbanks, , Bethel, Homer, the Pacific Northwest, Chickaloon, Seward, White Horse, Kenai, Kotzebue, Lower Kuskokwim, Kwigillingok and Fort Simpson.
Check out photos from the first morning of the two-day competition below. Results and a stream of events are available through the Traditional Games’ website at https://traditionalgames.sealaskaheritage.org/.