Monday June 17, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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An exclusive focus on American Indian and Alaska Native elder athletes with a program that reflects the diversity of Native culture in NM, including songs, drumming and dancers.
The 2019 National Senior Games are special for two reasons: This is the first year the Games have been held in New Mexico, and the first time there’s been a designated Indian Day!
Indian Day will have an exclusive focus on American Indian and Alaska Native elder athletes. The National Indian Council on Aging is designing a program that will reflect the rich diversity of Native culture here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, including songs, drumming and dancers.
This is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to learn more about New Mexico and the pueblos and tribes within its borders. There are more than 100 American Indian elders eligible to enter the 2019 National Senior Games.
This year’s National Senior Games has the most registered athletes in its 32-year history. New Mexico is the number one state for athletes registered — 1,516 total.
Although this is the first time the biennial National Senior Games will be held in New Mexico, organizers expect approximately 13,000 athletes along with more than 15,000 of their family, friends and fans. Over 10,000 athletes from across the country and internationally will be in Albuquerque to compete in the Games.