Soboba tribal members bring home the gold

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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