Empowered Youth Development Initiatives presents …
2023 and 2022 North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame Meet and Greet Session
Canterbury Park Expo Center, Shakopee, Minnesota, USA: https://www.canterburypark.com/
No Cost to Attend and the General Public Is Invited – Free Parking – Children Need Adult Supervision
Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Canterbury Park Expo Center:
The North American Indigenous Athletics Hall of Fame will recognize the classes of 2023 and the inaugural 2022 inductees in a general public meet, greet and mingle session.
By honoring and celebrating the empowered journey of these individuals and teams, the hope is their stories may inspire future generations to follow their dreams in athletics.
Check out all the inductees on the NAIAHF website: https://www.naiahf.org/
including these Banquet Attendees and families of posthumous inductees: Ryneldi Becenti, Robert “Bob” Gawboy, Jerry Tuckwin, Edison Eskeets, Alvin Begay Jr., Mark D. Williams, L.A. Williams, Ross Anderson, Naomi Lang, James Walker, Jim Maloney, Niki Gashing Goodwin, Gerald (Jerry) Gourneau, Donny Belcourt, Ayanna O’Kimosh, Dano Thorne, Michael Robinson, Theodore Niizhotay Fontaine, Michael Linklater, Brian Chrupalo, Steve McDonald, Joe Hipp, Matt Roberson, Jason Taylor, Jolene Nagy, Lacey Baker, Danielle Dawson, Margaret Badger, Devan Williams, Victoria Marchard, Angelo Baca, Becki Wells-Staley, Brady Fairbanks, Carol Hull, David Powless, Earl Sargent, Eddie Lone Eagle, Ernie Stevens Jr., George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah, Henry Boucha, Jack Powless, Gewas Schindler, Katie Taylor, Kyle Khaayák’w Worl, Leanne Sirup, Denise Tsadeyohdi Waterman, Martin F. Wheelock, Maurice “Mo” Smith, 7G Foundation, Bennae Calac, Wilton Littlechild, Michael Thomas, Ron Brown, William (Bill) Wasden Sr., Jim Warne Jr., Tom Gardipy Jr., Brianna Mazzolini-Blanchard, Harry Rice, and Kiara Peterson.
1:30 to 2:45 pm, General Public Meet and Greet Session with Attending 2023 and Inaugural 2022 NAIAHF Inductees
Emcee: Susan Ninham
2:45-3:00 pm, Closing Ceremonies
Co-Emcees: Dr. Dan and Susan Ninham
Traveling Song: Tuwe Sece Kun Drum, Prairie Island Dakota
Title – Empowered Youth Development Initiatives
Gold Medal – Bald Eagle Erectors, Inc.
Bronze Medal – Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Boxing Commission Department of Regulation
Bronze Medal – Indian Gaming Association
Bronze Medal – 7G Foundation
Family of Jim Nielson
Billy and Pat Mills
Note: Consider going to the horse races at 3:00 pm and the at door admission is $10 per adult and $8 per child from five years old; the horse races are family friendly
Information: Dr. Dan Ninham, cell: 218.368.6430 or email@example.com