UAS hosted a Native Olympics Saturday, November 16 at the UAS Recreation Center.
UAS academic advisor Quentin Simeon said students participated in several of the native games including the Eskimo stick pull, the Indian stick pull, the wrist carry, the scissor broad jump, the one foot high kick, the two foot high kick, the Alaskan high kick, leg wrestling and Indian leg wrestling. Fellow demonstration leader Ricardo Worl spoke to the games’ significance. “They originated from the northern part of Alaska probably more than 2,000 years ago. The Eskimo and Indian people from the interior of Alaska created a series of games to teach their kids important survival skills.”