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First National Indigenous Ancestral Games to be held in Guna Yala Panama, 23 April 2017.- The Guna Yala will become the headquarters of the First Indigenous Ancestral Games, to be held from 26 April to 1 May this year on Isla Tigre, with the participation of sports delegations from the Ngöbe Bugle, Embera and Wounaan, Guna Yala, Madungandí and Wargandi nations. This event aims to set a historical precedent on a sporting level in the country, through the exchange of culture and sports, in which the folklore, tradition and healthy coexistence will be the elements that combine to highlight the richness of the indigenous peoples of Panama. The Games will include at least 12 ancestral disciplines within which stand out: races of 100 meters, canoeing, tests of physical strength and endurance, archery, swimming, soccer competition; in addition to cultural activities and training seminars for the athletes and participating delegations. The Deputy Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Feliciano Jiménez, highlighted the importance of this initiative for the strengthening of the ties of friendship between the peoples of the country and for the projection of their cultural and ancestral values. The conclusion of these first games is the anteroom to the preparations for the II World Games. It should be noted that in 2015 the Panama participated in this international competition which was held in Brazil, where the Panamanian delegation achieved a total of 3 awards in the Canoeing competitions (gold and silver), and bronze in swimming open in the female category. In the same way they achieved a special recognition for being the only indigenous delegation to present a diversity of samples at the cultural level during the celebration of these competences. Posted by Katherine Palace/Photos: Ariel Montezuma http://www.mingob.gob.pa/guna-yala-sera-el-escenario-de-los-primeros-juegos-indigenas-ancestrales/