NYO Games Showcases Tradition, Teamwork, Respect

More than 600 student athletes will gather April 25–27 at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center for the 43rd Annual NYO Games Alaska.

Teams from schools throughout the state will demonstrate their strength, agility and skill in traditional Alaska Native games such as the One-Foot High Kick, Eskimo Stick Pull and Seal Hop. NYO celebrates Alaska’s rich diversity and is open to students of all backgrounds. The Games foster values such as teamwork, leadership and cross-cultural respect.

All competitive events are focused around the skills and abilities originally involved with subsistence activities that have been passed along for generations. The Games test endurance and the balance of mind and body.

Event highlights include the Opening Ceremonies with the 2013 Grand Entry of Teams, the 3rd Annual Pilot Bread Recipe Contest and the 2013 Opportunities Expo featuring resources that help prepare young athletes for future success.

Opening remarks will be provided by Mayor Dan Sullivan, Dr. Gary Ferguson from Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and Silver Medal sponsors during the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday, April 25, at 1 p.m.

Instant event results will be available through citci.org, and Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s social media sites. The updated NYO Games Alaska app is also available for free download from your app store. The app offers important event information and history, interactive opportunities and much more.

Visit our NYO Events Page for more information.

  • Who: More than 600 athletes from schools throughout Alaska
  • What: 43rd Annual NYO Games Alaska featuring 10 competitive activities, a variety of cultural events, the Pilot Bread recipe contest and much more
  • Kickoff: Opening Ceremonies include the Grand Entry of Teams; National Anthem; and guest speakers Mayor Dan Sullivan and Dr. Gary Ferguson
  • Where: Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
  • When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 25–April 27. Full schedule of events: /wp-content/uploads/2013/04/NYO13-Schedule_sider.pdf
  • Admission: FREE