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24 teams from around the globe compete

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World Indigenous Basketball Challenge

All ages, daily admission $5.00, children under 12 free

This year's games feature a newly launched women’s division, and four-days of top-tier basketball, cultural sharing, entertainment, vendors, and food. All are invited to cheer on the basketball tournament and take part in the festivities.

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Date and time

August 10 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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UBC War Memorial Gym, 6081 University Blvd


Event details

Eight Indigenous women’s teams and 16 Indigenous men’s teams will compete in a round-robin style tournament. 

Media are invited to attend the opening ceremonies of the tournament on August 8, and to attend the tournament at any point during the four-day event. 


Date Time
August 8  Opening ceremony: 7:00 – 9:00/10:00pm
August 9 Games: 8:00am – 9:30pm
August 10, games Games: 8:00am – 8:00pm
August 11, games Games: 8:00am – 8:00pm
August 12

Women's games: 10:00am

Men's games: 11:30 am and 1:00pm 

Women's final: 5:30pm

Men's final: 8:00pm 


Men's teams Women's teams

Skidegate Saints (Host)

Australian Indigenous All Star Team 

Team Bantu – Zambia, Somali Dream Team

Somali Dream Team

IATE Tonga National Team 

Bermuda National Team 

Serranos Zapotecos, Mixes and Chinantecos 

Ngati Toa – Maori 

Lords of the Plains

Alberta War Scouts

Kingdom of Hawai'i National Team

Team Vancouver

Vancouver Island

Team Saskatchewan

Panama Indigenous National Team

Vancouver Strathcona

Heiltsuk Nation

Team Vancouver 

Australia Indigenous Djookyaans Women’s Team 

Maal-Ya Australian Indigenous Women’s Team 

Plains Lady Warriors 

ITA Native Sports 

Team Vancouver Island

Vancouver Strathcona