2021 Virtual NYO Games

NYO is once again taking the action online this year for the 2021 Virtual Senior NYO Games. Running April 5 – 30, student athletes in grades 7 – 12 from across the state may compete at a location of their … More

Junior NYO 2020 Recap

Miss the action at Junior Native Youth Olympics 2020? Catch it here with our recap!

NYO Recap

Already missing Native Youth Olympics 2019? Revisit all three days of Alaska Native culture, tradition, strength, agility, and teamwork with our NYO Recap!

Videos Make NYO Games More Accessible

Athletes, coaches, and others can view step-by-step instructions and learn about the history of NYO through fourteen new videos, made possible through funding from a Nike N7 grant. More

Gloria Walker’s Legacy

In 2002, the team sportsmanship award given at Native Youth Olympic Games was named for Gloria Walker, a onetime NYO coordinator who was deeply involved in Native sports. More

NYO Flashback: Raised to Play

How NYO values helped one student athlete on his road to become the NBA’s first Iñupiaq player Seated in the stands at the 2018 Native Youth Olympic (NYO) Games, Kamaka Hepa deceives you. He looks like any other high school … More

NYO Flashback: The Story of a Banner

When the Kenaitze team marched their banner onto the gym floor at the 2018 Native Youth Olympics (NYO), they carried the evidence of all the hard work they’d put in this year — and a special tribute to a lost mentor. More