Deputy Chief Michelle Telep spoke to excited Grade Six students at the opening of the Polar Games on February 1, 2018. The students had been brought together at the Canada Games Centre from different Yukon schools by the Yukon Schools Athletic Association. For two days, they engaged in friendly competition in sports such as broomball, basketball, badminton, archery, speed skating, soccer, and swimming. Sports have always been an important part of life for First Nations Youth, especially.