About the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship
The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, provides a forum for elite Bantam and Midget-aged Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada showcasing the athletic abilities of athletes from across the country, while also fostering cultural unity and pride. An event held annually since 2002, the NAHC also serves as a focal point for grassroots and regional Aboriginal hockey development. The 2019 NAHC will take place in Whitehorse, Yukon, May 6-12th.
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Whitehorse is a city that blends First Nations culture, gold rush history and an energetic, creative vibe with a stunning wilderness backdrop.
Known as the Wilderness City, Whitehorse is nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River, surrounded by mountains and many pristine lakes. With a population of just under 30,000, Whitehorse is a fantastic place to explore. There are many great cultural events and festivals, museums, restaurants, and an endless possibility of outdoor adventures.
Whitehorse is on the traditional lands of two First Nations, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta'an Kwäch'än Council. There are 14 First Nations in the Yukon. Eleven of the 14 Yukon First Nations have signed their Self-Government agreements.
You’ll find all the amenities of a big city and fall in love with Whitehorse’s small-town personality, offering even the most discerning traveler an experience unlike any other and making for truly memorable sporting events.