The Métis Voyageur Games test the strength, stamina, and speed of competitors
based on the work of Métis Voyageurs during the fur trade era
The Métis Voyageur Games have been part of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Annual General Assemblies (AGA) for many years now, and at the 2012 AGA, they will be receiving national television attention.
The Métis Voyageur Games are a series of athletic skill competitions whose events represent the historic activities of Métis Voyageurs during the fur trade era. Click here for a full description of the Métis Voyageur Games.
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is in the process of filming a new program for its line up called Warrior Games. In this program the host, travels into communities where indigenous sports/games are still practiced. He is taught the art or skill of the game/sport and it is through his learning that the TV audience appreciates what is involved in the game/sport. The show also features “Warrior Moments,” where an elder is interviewed, who can provide the historical context, and describe what it means to the community that these games/sports are still practiced today. As well, the host will interview some long-time game/sport players who provide their perspective on the sport/game.
The APTN Warrior Games crew will be visiting the MNO AGA in Sault Ste. Marie in August to film the Métis Voyageur Games and interview participants. It will make the Games even more exciting and fun than usual, and is another great reason to make sure you don’t miss the 2012 AGA in Sault Ste. Marie.