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The Native Youth Olympics Event in Bethel is a Display of Strength, Agility, and Heritage

The gym at Bethel Regional High School is as quiet as it can get. All eyes in the bleachers are on the court. Eighth grader Dawnielle Patterson is starting her pre-one-foot high kick ritual. She has already won the category in the Native Youth Olympics, but if she gets this kick she stands to beat her own personal record by 4 inches. Patterson stands in front of the seal- and caribou-skin ball…
Source: Red Lake Nation News

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