The Yellowknives Dene First Nation has decided to postpone its upcoming hand games tournament following an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Sahtú.
The tournament was supposed to take place from Aug. 19-22.
The chief public health officer announced a COVID-19 outbreak stemming from Treaty 11 commemoration in Fort Good Hope. So far 23 cases — most of them still considered probable — are linked to the event event. The chief public health officer has also put in restrictions on gatherings in both Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake.
YKDFN’s tournament will now be from Sept. 3-6, which also means the upcoming tournament in Behchokǫ̀ will not conflict with one another.
Interested participants need to be fully vaccinated and will be required to provide proof of vaccination to register.
The registration deadline is Sept. 1.