Girls softball team excels at the North American Indigenous Games Photos Courtesy of Jacob BrionesTeam California at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Canada. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Being invited to play softball at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto was exciting to Soboba Tribal Members Yawaywish (Yaway) MaMa Laupsa-Briones and Kaya Grace Ciccone-Cozart. Returning home with gold medals for Team California made the trip even more memorable. With more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and a countless number of spectators and dignitaries, the NAIG is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of indigenous people. It took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from July 16 through

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