Thursday July 13, 2017

LISTEN | Meet six amazing teen athletes competing at NAIG

From fighting back against slut-shaming, to hitting the links with grandma, to building brotherly bonds... in this special five-part audio doc series, we meet young athletes competing at the North American Indigenous Games.

Each teen has a unique story about how sports has shaped their lives.

Hunter Lang, 16 — Softball, Team B.C.

At 16, Hunter Lang has confidence to spare when she hits the softball diamond — but she's also learning to be confident in her Indigenous identity.

Melody Horn, 19 and Lylee Horn, 17 — Soccer, Team EDN

Melody and Lylee Horn are serious soccer players. Listen to hear how the Horn sisters have each other's backs, both on and off the field. 

Ryan Blair, 13 — Golf, Team Manitoba

Ryan Blair hits the links with his family members all the time. But his favourite person to golf with is his grandmother. 

Kallen Currie, 19 — Lacrosse, Team Saskatchewan

Can 19-year-old lacrosse player Kallen Currie use sports to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood?

Hannah Morningstar, 16 — Track & Field, Team Ontario

Are two braids better than one? Hear 16-year-old Hannah Morningstar talk about throwing, dancing, and bush walks.

This special CBC Radio miniseries is produced by Mieke Anderson and hosted by Lisa Charleyboy.