July 18, 2007

Fort McDowell hosts Piestewa games

More than 2,000 to compete in Piestewa gamesThis summer, the 2007 Lori Piestewa National Native American Games might have even more participants than last year's games.

More than 2,000 participants are expected to compete in basketball, softball, track and field, cross country, volley ball and weighlifting, Thursday through Sunday.

Last summer, 1,788 participants from 16 states and Canada, ages 6 to 78, represented 56 tribes in the sporting event dedicated to Lori Piestewa, a Hopi from northern Arizona's Tuba City and the first Native American woman killed during combat in Iraq.

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