Traditional Games 2024

The seventh annual Traditional Games will be held in Juneau Friday through Sunday,  April 5-7, 2024. Registration for athletes ages 11 and older will be available online beginning Jan. 9. The games will include teams from around the region and state competing in 12 events and will be live streamed on Sealaska Heritage Institute’s YouTube channel.

Athletes who have questions should contact Coach Kyle Worl at kworl@tlingitandhaida.gov


Open Division: 18+ Adults Out of High School
Open Division Registration

Middle School Division: 6th - 8th Grade

High School Division: 9th - 12th Grade

Middle & High School Registration

Join the 2023 Traditional Games as a Volunteer or Official!
Volunteer & Official Registration


Learn more about the upcoming schedule of events.

View Schedule of Events

Alaska Airlines is providing a 7% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares for the 2024 Traditional Games:

  • Meeting Fare Code: ECMK479
  • Meeting Name: Native Youth Olympics
  • Departure City(s): Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air US city
  • Meeting City: Juneau, Alaska
  • Not Included: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Hawaii, Canada, Mexico or Central America
  • Beginning Travel Date: March 31, 2024
  • Last Travel Date: April 11, 2024
  • Blackout Dates: None


Meet The Artists:

Rico Worl

Tlingit and Athabascan
Juneau, Alaska

Rico Lanáat’ Worl grew up in Southeast and interior Alaska surrounded by many talented artists who inspired much of his artistic development and appreciation for art. His art is a focused study in learning formline design, the traditional design style of the Indigenous Northwest Coast.

Through his current ongoing project, Trickster Company, he works to celebrate Indigenous resilience and cross-cultural connection, break into a tourist market which profits millions of dollars from knock-off “Native” artwork, and represent the story of how Indigenous people are not only here today but engaged in modern lifestyles. These goals are also foundational in his work outside of the brand. His crafts range from product design, digital design, jewelry making, printmaking, public art and most recently he has been working to develop his skills in sculpture and computer-aided 3D design. In 2021 the US Postal Service released the Raven Story stamp bearing his original design — the first stamp ever illustrated by a Tlingit artist.

Website: https://ricoworl.com/


Robert Davis Hoffmann

Kake, Alaska

Robert Davis Hoffmann is a Tlingit artist of the Tsaagweidi (Eagle/Killer Whale) clan, Xaay Hit (Yellow Cedar House), from Kake, Alaska. His paintings and carved panels explore Native issues by using themes of transformation. His father’s generation struggled with assimilation into western culture; Robert watched him carve and design to stay connected to his culture. Similarly, Robert uses his own art to bridge his tribal past to the present.

Biography credit: National Park Service: Sitka

Website: https://tlingitart.com/