The North American Indigenous Games are set to take over Halifax this July in an event that will welcome the best indigenous athletes from across North America, all of which will compete in a variety of sports.
One of the sports is basketball and there will be a 16U female age group and that's where you'll find Dauphin's Mya Kubrakovich. The Dauphin Clipper has cracked the roster ahead of the big event later this summer.
"It feels pretty good to know that all of my hard work has paid off," said Kubrakovich. "To represent Dauphin means a lot and I'm really proud of myself."
"I've worked really hard towards this," he added.
12 players in all have made the team and Mya isn't the only Dauphinite on the roster. She's joined by Madeline Amyotte who she played with on the Clippers junior varsity girls team that enjoyed a lot of success this past season. The event will be from July 12-18.
"It's going to be really exciting for me. I just have to play as I know I can and I think good things can happen," continued Kubrakovich. "I'm also really excited to play with Madeline, she's a really great girl. She's one of my best friends and she's also really good at basketball, it'll be great for us to be able to play together again."
Mya and Madeline were a driving force to the Clippers success this season. They helped the team win multiple tournaments and advance to the provincial championships. In the provincials, they won their first game before the season was cancelled due to the growing concern of COVID-19.
"We gave it all we had this season, it was pretty unfortunate that the provincials were cancelled," she concluded. "We had a good year and I'm looking forward to next season and I know the returnees are as well."
Mya will suit up for the junior varsity Clippers once again next season.