**Shredding Stereotypes with the Longboard
An international community that supports and promotes women in action
**Between a Tomahawk and a Hard Place
Indian mascots and the NCAA
The Map of Play
A community generated guide to playspaces across the country.
I Am Yup'ik
Video of a 16-year-old Alaskan Native who leaves his tiny village to
compete in a basketball tournament hundreds of miles across the frozen tundra.
Lesson plans included.
**The Medicine Game: Four Brothers, One
Four videos about the Thompson brothers whose aboriginal heritage and upbringing
fostered two of the top college lacrosse players of all-time.
**“This Is the Indigenous”: Scenes
from the World Indigenous Games
Read the stories and view the slideshow
The Name Game
Indigenous Games 2015
Sometimes the common name of a species can be deceiving.
events that took place in Brazil
of the Native Son
A true football shocker: In 1927, the Hominy Indian team from Oklahoma
beats the world champion New York Giants 13-6.
**Ice Hockey Begins To Take Shape
Ice hockey in Indian Country in the 1600s.
**Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
Explores the remarkable cultural heritage and mythology of
**Jim Thorpe: World's Greatest Athlete
From the Smithsonian: a fascinating presentation on the life of famed
Native American athlete Jim Thorpe
The ancient version of Choctaw stickball.
history of Lacrosse in 60 seconds
Changers: 12 Native Athletes Who Made History
Americans of the past century who raised the bar in track, football, baseball,
basketball and lacrosse.
Redskins' Name -- Catching Racism
full length episode of the DailyShow with Jon Stewart.
Traditional games of the Myammi Nation
*Oneida Lacrosse Program
Focuses on teaching basic fundamentals and keeping youth
connect to their game.
**Missing The Point
The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and
Alaska Native Youth
Up: Skateboard Culture in Native America
celebrates the vibrancy, creativity, and controversy of American Indian skate
Summary of the APA
Resolution Recommending Retirement of American Indian Mascots
The use of American Indian mascots, symbols, images, and personalities has a
negative effect on not only American Indians students but all students.
A music video of the underdog defeating the basketball champ on the New
Credit First nation.
Online: Four Inuit athletes reveal their unique relationship to the games as
they compete across the North
and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games
**North American Games
**Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp
children, ages 3–5, to learn how to describe movement and motion. From the
**AAIA Native Game Language
Find free games and learning resources in the Dakotah
: North American Indigenous Games
Canada's Premier Aboriginal newswire
**Kahnawà:ke Minor Hockey Skates with NHL Players
**Ranger Rick's Kids Games
LOTS of fun from the National Wildlife Federation!
One of the premier sporting and cultural events for all of
Newfoundland and Labrador
A body has been found. Inspect the crime scene and find the clues to reveal the
killer’s true identity.
*Little Native Hockey
The LNHL yearly tournament has grown to over 110 teams and 2000 players
Educational games and puzzles about habitats, animal survival and animal life
**What is GEN7?
Encourages Aboriginal youth to live active, healthy
lifestyles through sport, physical activity, and other means
**SunWatch Indian Village Circa 1200 AD
Learn about life in Ohio's Sunwatch Village 1,000 years ago!
Cut-Outs, Illustrations, and more
**Aboriginal Sport Circle of Canada
Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, which brings together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Metis
**First Nation Snowboard Team
Dedicated to the development of First Nation snowboard athletes
Active Lifestyle Award (PALA)
For native youth. Sign up. In 6 short weeks, you’ll be more active, feel
better, and you could win an award!
**Inuit (Eskimo) Games
**Interview with Joba
The New York Yankees' pitcher talks about his Winnebago heritage.
Watch this award winning film --for free -- about Wyoming Indian High School
**Birch Bark Ball and Triangle Game
A traditional toy used by Penobscot children
**Great American Foot Race
In 1928 Andy Payne, a 20 year-old Cherokee, won the Great American Footrace, running 3,422 miles from Los Angeles
to New York.
Morph yourself backward in time
**I Am Not a
Video by students about the use of Indian mascots.
Center's Junior Ranger Booklet
Games and more
about the Inupiaq traditions
Traditional Hawaiian games that challenge a healthy body and mind.
Dedicated to research, restoration and re-introduction of Native American Indian
*Harjo: Get Educated
Transcript: Suzan Shown Harjo's chats with ESPN listeners about the Washington
Watch the video and learn how to play the game that
used to settle wars.
From Montana's Indian Education for All Curriculum
*A Life or Death Game
A Mayan ballgame knowledge quest from the Library of
Arctic Winter Games
Cal Winter called this "the best idea since the invention
**Animals Coloring Book
printable coloring books of animals and birds from all species!
Play the game.
**Learn how to play Chunke
The chunke stones used in this game were highly prized and kept from generation to generation as town property.
**Native Americans in
baseball's past & present
A slideshow from the exhibit at the Iroquois Museum
Play an ancient game of the Blackfoot Nation
Nunavut co-hosts the
2002 Arctic Games
home to 1,600 athletes and spectators from Greenland, the United States and
Russia during t biannual weeklong event
Birth of the Arctic
**Ancient Arctic Sports
sports were the highlight of the 1980 Arctic Winte
and Sports of Siberian Indigenous Populations
**Free Rice Game
For each word
you get right, rice is donated the UN to help end world hunger.
**Not Your Typical
Listen to the
story of the Eskimo Indian Olympics
**Interactive Beadwork Designer
For Planning Loomwork or Lane Stitch projects
generation of Native American Olympians
**Baseball and Playing
**Futbolito: A Journey
Through Central America (1994)
Film of five
north American athletes who travel through Guatemala and Nicaragua a popular new
Play the Game
**Against the Winds:
Traditions of Native American Running
Many links and
MASCOTS: An Examination
the day they were "discovered" by European explorers, American Indians have been
caricaturized in stories, ads, films and imagery
**Guess the Plant Name
Guess the Word Before the Turtle Hides in His Shell!
make the game pieces from muskox horn or the humerus of a seal.
North American Games
Native American stickball game that has been played for at least 400 years.
Toys for Native American Kids
Many tribes are using NDN Linguist toy to expose tribal youth to their native
language at an early age.
**Cornhusk Wheel & Corncob Dart Game
Natives of different groups have their own special ways to play the Wheel & Dart game
Take the fun online quiz
North American Indian Tennis Association
A clearinghouse for information about Indian Tennis and athletics
*Weave a Virtual Wampum Belt
*Virtual Coloring Book
Color the wigwam, pottery, or fishing
A photo album of events
Words about the Indian mascot issue.
A radio clip with a team of FN snowboarders whose goal is the 2010 Olympics
**Urban Native Youth Association : Playing to Win
Vancouver's Urban Native Youth Association use of sports and recreation to train
**2006 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
Offering competition in 16 sports for youth between the ages 13-19 and adults
ages 20 and over.
Accurately portrays the clothing and hairstyle worn by traditional Seminole men
**Salish Hand Game and Songs
Played by the Salish tribe of British Columbia and Northwestern United States
** Little Pines Game
A game played with dolls from white pine tips.
** Bundle & Pin Game
Give a moosehide an upward toss while piercing one of the holes with the pointed end of the stick
Ring and Pin Game
Uses unique materials from the natural environment for the ring and pin.
** Buzzer Game
The buzzer game is undoubtedly ancient in origin
** Schools for Chiapas
Bikes for Youth-Photo Galleries
** Seminole Doll Making
The history and practices of Seminole doll making
**Team Dark Wind
The first All-Native American Tournament Paintball team
American Indian Sports Team Mascots
ABCNEWS.com : Indians Say They're Still
The Indian Mascot issue is gaining support. The following website enlightens non-Indian friends as to why the racism
Mush, the Yukon Quest
On February 15, at 5:00 a.m., Tim Osmar and his sled dogs crossed the finish line to win the Yukon Quest, called the
toughest sled-dog race in the world. Travel with the participants through CBC audio and video coverage.
Mush! The Yukon Quest
Native Voices Foundation
Native Voices Foundation is helping
sponsor a national effort to get more American Indian youths interested in winter
sports. The organization is spearheading "Native Olympic Dream Projects" to help improve native and nonnative
Welcome to Native Voices Foundation
NativeTech: Games & Toys
Make your own authentic Native American games to play
with your friends!
Traditional Inuit Games
For Inuit who embrace their arctic homeland completely, games play a very important aspect in adapting to the severe
Native Americans played a game called "Little Brother of War," or "They Bump Hips," based on a mock
war between enemy tribes.
2002 North American Indigenous Games
Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Canoeing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rifle shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming,
Tae Kwon Do, Track & Field, Volleyball and Wrestling.
The object of snowsnake is to throw the snowsnake on a flat bed of snow to see how far it will travel.
2002 Official Iditarod Site
Everything you need to follow the race for FREE: history, geography, weather, news sources, strategy ,mushers
biographies, information on the dogs, and real time updates of the rac eonce it begins March 2nd!!
Dog Mushing and Iditarod Coverage
All of the adventure; none of the frostbite. 100% information with little or no filler!
California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA)
A non-profit group of seventy-six federally-recognized tribal governments dedicated to protecting gaming rights on
First Native American woman to win Olympic metal.
Native American Sports Council
Today's New York City Marathon has its foundations in ancient Greece. And as Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center
reports, long distance running also has deep roots in Native American history
Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Sports & Recreation
"Established to serve the sports and recreation needs of the thirteen Mi'kmaw communities of Nova Scotia
www.nsmsrc.com (soon to be completed)
http://nsmsrc.tripod.ca (temporary site)
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement on the Use of Native American Images and Nicknames as Sports Symbols
Indian sports heroes
The Mexican Art Game
The Peruvian Statistics Game
Compare statistics from two very different countries: the United States, one of the world's wealthiest nations, and
Peru, one of the poorest.
Indian Horse Racing Association
Indian relay is one of America’s oldest sports, dating back over 400
years to when horses were re-introduced to' Native cultures.
Tests hand eye coordination with the use of two sticks
field game that requires some playing space about the size of half a basketball
*Tarzan Brown, The Narragansett Indian
Who Twice Won The Boston Marathon
The annual Tarzan Brown Mystic River Run in Mystic, Conn., has been run every
year since 1975 in his honor.
Tarzan Brown Mystic River Run
An annual event held in Mystic Connecticut honoring the
Naragansett Indian who won the Boston Marathon two times!
**Skateboarding in Pine
Watch the documentary trailer!
Promoting awareness about Native American athletes competing in a wide
variety of college and professional sports
Hail to the
The Michigan Fight Song sung in Anishinaabemowin
The kids at Carlisle Indian School changed the fundamentals of football
examples of games that were played, and still can be played today!
Encourages Native youth to live a healthy life through the diverse
means of skateboarding, arts, and creative movements
*Native American Mascots
A TED Talk video by Indigenous Nations Studies program
Director and Professor Dr. Cornel Pewewardy
**Maya Math Game
The ancient Maya used mathematics to support many activities in their
**Redskins Web Skin
The word "Redskins" is racist.
Install the extension into your browser to replace the term “Redskins” with a
more dignified term.
Watch online: a documentary explores contemporary gambling in the
Northwest Native Society through a look at the traditional hand game.
Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry
Off the Rez
A new documentary about the Schimmel sisters. Watch the
Test Your Knowledge of Native Americans
**The Arrival Game Series
Establish a civilization to stand the test of time
**Team Manitoba 2013 National
Aboriginal Hockey Championships
List of the female team roster and staff
Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle
A network for Aboriginal people who are involved in Sports,
Recreation, Fitness and Traditional Activities
Complete the Atlatl Antics activities
**Riding With The First Nations Snowboard Team
Riding With The First Nations Snowboard Team in Whistler B.C
**Traditional Native Games
Restoring, reviving, and reenacting traditional Native American
*10 Toys That Give the Gift of Physical Fitness
Make physical activity a part of your holiday plans.
**Native American Dolls
**Tribal Exchange Competition!
Teaches Native American students financial literacy in a competitive
and fun setting.
**Native American Basketball
Opportunities to participate in rez ball and urban basketball
/*Cherokee Ball Play
From the Smithsonian
Documentary of the mythic and historic roots the traditional hand
game (also called "stick game" or "bone game").
Radio: Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau opens the first Arctic Winter
games in 1970
Sport Council (Alberta)
A multi-sport organization that represents all Indigenous youth and
**Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle
A network for Aboriginal people who are involved in Sports, Recreation, Fitness
and Traditional Activities
** Make Your Mark Dice
Marks, colors, creatures, environment ... where do the
dice take you?
Match cards, answer trivia questions, and earn as many points as possible!
Thousands of National Parks images to turn into online jigsaw puzzles
A wealth of knowledge about Native games and their
continued interest in communities today.
**Play Chunkey with the
Hone your estimation skills in this simulation of a game
played by the ancient Mississippian mound builders at Cahokia, in southern
Teaches Native American students financial literacy in a competitive and fun
The story of 10 young Aboriginal men who carried th Pan American Games torch
from St. Paul, Mn to Winnipeg in 1967.
** Metis Games
Sports honed skills essential for hunting, defending the community or working in the fur trade.
*The Sacsahuaman Game
Rebuild Sacsahuamán, a gigantic stone fortress over 1/3 mile long whose ruins still exist in Peru.
Video of Jim Thorpe, Sac and Fox,
considered by many as the greatest athlete of the 20th century.
**Interview with Seminole alligator wrestler, Richard Bowers
Recorded on May 4, 1983 by folklorist Doris
Dyen in Hollywood, Florida
Watch an online game of marbles played by the Cherokee for, some
say, 1,200 years.
*Hawaiian Ha'a War Chant
U. of Hawaii football team performs their traditional New Haka war
chant before the game.
Native Horse Online Activities for Girls
Virtual Horses and online activities designed to promote healthy
self-reflection among girls.
Radio: Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau opens the first Arctic Winter
games in 1970
13,000 year old game is still played as intensely as ever
Free materials from National Institute of Environmental Health
slideshow about lacrosse from Indian Country Today.
**Toy Trade Ax
Made in the typical Hudson's Bay Company trade axe style
Breaking the Mayan Code
**The Fin, Fur, and Feather Bureau of Investigation
Games and more from National Geographic
A radio interview withthe world's greatest soccer player.
The healing power of the game of lacrosse
How lacrosse saved the Nunavummiut community of Kugluktuk
Native Youth Olympics, 2005
View the NYO photo gallery
*NIAC Kids Corner - Nipmuc Indian Association of
The Nipmuc Indian Association has created a great site with lots of
interactive games and learning opportunities. Have fun!
*First Voices For Kids
Interactive games using several aboriginal languages.
E-Comics, Games, and more fun from the Chickasaw Nation
*Shuttlecock and Battledoor
Keep the Shuttle in the Air...
* Native Voices Foundation
To create better understanding and joyful unity through sports to help heal Mother Earth for our children.
*The Mexican Art Game
**Match the Snowflakes Game
* A line in the Sand
Dedicated to the debate surrounding Native American stereotypes and other issues
**Indian Tribe Word Search
From the Metis Resource Centre Inc
All Indians, all sports, all the time.
**National Toy Hall of Fame
Images and information about toys in the collection
Native American Basketry
Match the New England Ash Splint Basket Designs
**Virtual Paper Dolls
Dress the Indian girl from southern New England
Help the Chipmunk Find His Acorns!
Play the Penobscot Bowl & Dice Game
Field Lacrosse has been played in one form or another by Native Peoples all across North America
* World Eskimo Olympics 2004
Watch a slide show of this year's events.
*Futbolity, A Journey Through Central America
Free online documentary. (Registration required) Five north American athletes travel through Guatemala and Nicaragua
promoting footbag, or hackey sack!
Right to Play
*Promotes sports programs based on evidence that play enhances "healthy physical and psychosocial development and
builds stronger communities
* How to make a tamarack Stick Goose Decoy
* Free from Woven Stitch
American Indian cross stitch pattern
* Match the Dyes and Quills
American Indians in Football
Carlysle Indian School, Sonny Sixkiller, and more.
* American Indian Baseball players
A list of American INdian baseball players, tribes, and active years.
Images of Native clothing, musical instruments, games and toys from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
*Rattle in the Form of a Ballplayer
The Mayan creation story tells how the Sun and the Moon resulted from ball gae between the Lords of the Underworld and
the Hero Twins on earth.
*PhotoVoyage of the Navajo Rodeo
Photos taken from last summer's Navajo Rodeo.
THE CHUECA OR Palin Game
The Palinn Game of the Mapuche People is called hockey by because of its similarity to actual field hockey
The old Indian game of baggataway
The beginnings of LaCrosse; from the archives of CBC radio
* Lacrosse: A
History of Canada's Game
The First Nations began playing the sport more than 500 years ago.
Preschool students can place items in a winter landscape.
Animal word search, concentration, and more fun!
2003 Racial and Gender Report Card:
Analysis of hiring practices of the following sports: NBA, NFL, NHL, MLP, MLS, WNBA, NCAA and members.
The Iditarod Virtual Field Trip
Native American organizations that endorse retiring of Native American mascots
COMMON THEMES AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE USE OF "INDIAN" LOGOS
By Barbara Munson the Oneida Nation
Schools from the Iditarod District
Learn about schools along the Iditarod trail.
Follow the Iditarod in real time online!follow the race in real time right online!
Dog Mushing and Iditarod Coverage
An amazing site! Do not miss it. 500 years of Latin American history, blended and condensed into a non-linear
Make your own marbles the Cherokee way.
Ethnic Images in Toys and Games
Essays exploring "ethnic stereotyping in toys and games." From the Balch Institute for
Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia.
In Whose Honor? American Indian Mascots in Sports
This documentary focuses on Charlene Teters, a Spokane Indian, who waged a campaign against Chief Illiniwek, the
University of Illinois' beloved mascot.
Toys and Games
Dolls, Dice Games, Ring and Pin Games, Puzzles and more from Canadian First Nations
[Click "Kids" button
Come and Play
Coloring Books, Fun, and Games about Canada's Aboriginal People
Indian Games for Boys
Mandan Ring, The Game of Big Foot, Rules of the Buffalo Hunt Game
3-D archery is a test of dexterity and accuracy.
Coast Salish canoe racing
The Native Canoe was an economic necessity, like a railroad or highway, and it also provided recreation in the sport of
Woodlands Indians Competition
Games of strength and endurance often emphasized eyesight, agility and creativity.
The Canoe and Kayak
Almost all First Nations peoples across northern North America used the canoe or the kayak in daily life.
The Great Race
Gods and animals raced long before Indian men and women did.
Comprehensive coverage of the Last Great Race on Earth, featuring streaming media, daily Iditarod reports and
Running Strong for American Indian Youth--Billy Mills
The Cherokee BallPlay
Among their other many cultural gifts to the world, Native Americans contributed the game which later became known as
COMMON THEMES AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE USE OF "INDIAN" LOGOS
Experience dogsledding--ride the sled in this video.