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Tribal Member to Play for Team Wisconsin U-19 Girls' Basketball Team at Indigenous Games

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LCO’s very own Maekayla Cadotte will be competing in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held in Nova Scotia, Canada this summer for Team Wisconsin. She attended two separate try outs and qualified for the U-19 Girls’ Basketball Team. She is currently a senior at Hayward High School and was a four-year Varsity letter winner in basketball where she also received All Conference recognition. Maekayla will be attending University of Minnesota next fall on a pre-law track with an emphasis on American Indian Studies and plans to attend law school after completing her undergraduate degree.

The 10th North American Indigenous Games will be held from July 15-23, 2023. It will host competitions in 16 sports within 21 venues across Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth and Millbrook First Nation.

The 2023 Indigenous Games will bring together more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and team staff from 756+ Indigenous Nations from across Turtle Island where they will be celebrating, sharing and reconnecting through sport and culture.

If you would like to help support young Native athletes, please consider visiting Team Wisconsin’s fan gear website! This is a limited fundraising event and will end on April 23rd so that the fan gear can be delivered prior to the games. Please share the link with your friends and family to show your support for LCO’s Maekayla Cadotte and her teammates from other Tribes across Wisconsin.

She says “chi-miigwech” in advance for all your support and is excited to represent LCO to the best of her abilities.


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