For some, the Arctic Winter Games is a matter of family pride


Krista Kitekudlak, who’s competing in Arctic Sports at the Arctic Winter Games, said she’s already achieved her objective. 

“Being here is my goal, making my family proud,” said the 15-year-old from Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.

Her family includes her mom, aunty, grandma and grandpa and everyone back in Ulukhaktok who organized fundraisers so she could attend. 

Kitekudlak said she was speaking with CBC News on Monday “so my family would see me and how I am. I’m really happy that I made it.” 

She’s one of hundreds of athletes who descended on Wood Buffalo, Alta., this weekend to take part in the weeklong event for the first time in five years. 

Monday’s events included Arctic Sports and Dene Games. 

Kadin Hare, 21, from

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