Hun­dreds of ath­letes, mu­sic too

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - STEVE MIL­TON smil­ton@thes­ 905-526-3268 @mil­to­natthes­pec

Ten mu­si­cal acts will high­light the cul­tural fes­ti­val at McMaster Univer­sity dur­ing the North Amer­i­can Indige­nous Games.

McMaster is the western hub of Toronto 2017 NAIG, which runs from July 16-23.

Cam­pus res­i­dences will house about 2,500 indige­nous ath­letes be­tween the ages of 13 and 18.

Five of the 14 sports on the NAIG ros­ter will be played in this area, with soft­ball and soc­cer join­ing the three tra­di­tional sports — ca­noekayak, archery and lacrosse.

There will be cul­tural fes­ti­vals at York Univer­sity in Toronto and on green space in front of the en­gi­neer­ing build­ing on the McMaster cam­pus, run­ning from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mon­day, July 17, to Fri­day, July 21.

The fes­ti­vals are free to the pub­lic.

The fes­ti­val at Mac fea­tures el­ders, tra­di­tional indige­nous teach­ings, cul­tural per­for­mances, ven­dor booths and work­shops.

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