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Native Youth Olympics 2012

Over 500 athletes from communities across the state demonstrated their strength, agility and skill in traditional games including the Alaskan High Kick, Seal Hop and more at the 2012 NYO Games Alaska. NYO Games are open to all Alaskans grades 7-12 and foster teamwork, leadership, cross-cultural standing and respect!

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    Autumn Ridley celebrates after breaking the world record in the Girl's Alskan High Kick event with a result of 82".
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    Autumn Ridley performs her record-breaking kick in the Alaskan High Kick.
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    The Kingikmiut Dance Group performs at the Opening Ceremonies.
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    Day 1 NYO 2012
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    Cook Inlet Tribal Council President & CEO Gloria O'Neill addresses the audience during Opening Ceremonies on Friday.
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    Dr. Gary Ferguson of ANTHC speaks during Opening Ceremonies.
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    Contestants in the Wrist Carry.
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    Contestants in the Wrist Carry.
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    Contestants in the Wrist Carry.
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    Yako McCarr of the Lower Kuskokwim team performs theAlaskan High Kick. McCarr tied thestate record at 93".
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