LIVING SKIES INDIGENOUS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
The Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League (LSIBL) was created for Indigenous youth in Saskatchewan from ages 11-17. In the spirit of reconciliation, we welcome all youth that have a passion for basketball. The LSIBL will help youth to develop and show off their skills on the basketball court but also help youth to increase their self-confidence and guide them with knowledge to improve their mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health.
The Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan alongside One Love Basketball Inc. with support of the Government of Canada and other community stakeholders have developed the Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League. This program will not only involve Basketball, but it will also help to address the social and economic issues of Indigenous youth across the Friendship Centre communities & surrounding areas.
Why is Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League Important?
fosters teamwork and collaboration
builds confidence and self-esteem
helps develop social skills
is a great way for kids to get active and have fun
increases community pride
extracurricular activities have been linked to lower rates of suicide
high school female athletes are 92% less likely to use drugs *
high school athletes are 3x more likely to graduate than non-athletes *
and much more!
* Source: First Nations Information Governance Centre
Women’s Sports Foundation
The LSIBL will have girls & boys teams in both age groups. The Junior Division (11-14) and the Senior Division (15-17) will start in the fall of 2021.
The LSIBL will include:
Weekly practices (with consideration to Covid-19 protocols)
Monthly league games
Workshops building sport, life skills and cultural knowledge
Season ending Championship Tournament
And much more!
Please click the link below for more information about the Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League.
If you are an Indigenous youth aged 11-17 and want to participate in the Living Skies Indigenous Basketball League in the fall of 2021, please fill out our registration form.