In photos: 14th annual Ediwa Weyallon Handgames Tournament

There were over 500 players in the tournament, carrying on the storied tradition of handgames.

The territory’s largest handgames tournament wrapped up in Behchokǫ̀ in the wee hours of Monday morning.

After three days and about 100 games, Richard Romie’s team from Whatì took home the $30,000 first place prize.

Maurice Moses’ team from Wrigley won second and $20,000, while Shaun Etchinelle from Tulít’a finished third and got $15,000.

Below is a series of photos from elimination day on Saturday. Teams started playing at 10 a.m. and continued well into the night.

All photos by Francis Tessier-Burns.

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This was the last handgames tournament to be played in Behchokǫ̀‘s current Cultural Centre as the building will soon be torn down and replaced.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis is a reporter with CKLB. Previously, he worked at The Review newspaper in Vankleek Hill, ON. He tackles anything in his work; his interest focus on the environment, Indigenous communities and politics. His first experience in the North was in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine. He and his partner fell in love with Yellowknife and are very happy to be back. Now they're looking to explore and experience anything the North has to offer.

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