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Saskatchewan First Nations Summer/Winter Games renamed after founder Tony Cote –

August 11, 2017

The Saskatchewan First Nations Summer/Winter Games will now be known as the Tony Cote First Nations Summer/Winter Games to honour its founder.

Tony Cote started the games in 1974. He said that at the time, he noticed that many First Nations youth under 20 were excluded by non-Indigenous sports team and he wanted to change that.

About 500 Indigenous athletes competed when the first summer games took place 43 years ago.

This year, the summer games attracted over 3,000 athletes from 74 First Nations throughout the province.

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