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At the Indigenous Games, athletes are motivated by more than competition – CBC

Jul 14, 2023

More than 5,000 teenagers to take part in North American Indigenous Games in Nova Scotia

Cole Prosper is on a journey of perseverance, inspired by a coach who believed in him, the memory of his grandfather, and a moment when he locked eyes with an eagle.

The 17-year-old from We’koqma’q First Nation in Nova Scotia is competing this week in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in canoe/kayak, just a year after a knee injury he thought would end his ability to play sports.

“I just remember screaming in pain,” said Prosper, recalling the moment he tore his ACL during a basketball game. “I remember asking, ‘What am I going to do here? Sports are my life.'”

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