Test of strength

Peninsula athletes compete in Native Youth Olympics invitational

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe and Salamatof Tribe together hosted the Kahtnuht’ana Hey Chi’ula Native Youth Olympics Invitational this weekend, with competition stretching from Friday through Sunday at Kenai Middle School.

Native Youth Olympics are a series of events derived from traditional Alaska Native feats of athleticism. Across the three-day competition, athletes competed in a dozen events, including the Alaskan high kick, the scissor broad jump, the wrist carry, the seal hop and more.

The local tribes were joined by teams from Homer, Sterling, Chickaloon and Qutekcak Native Tribe from Seward.