Ancient traditions present in the World Games of Indigenous Peoples

ancient traditions present in the World Games of Indigenous Peoples

The skills I will attend the World Indigenous Games dating back thousands of years and have deep roots in the people involved.

The event of the I World Indigenous Games takes place these days in the city of Palmas, Brazil from 20 October to 1 November. These games are home to a significant number of athletes and brings together 23 countries traditional to celebrate any competitive games such as swimming , athletics, archery, but also to display the games themselves involved ethnic groups, some of them ancient.

These games mark a historical precedent for indigenous peoples were made by the Comité Memory intertribal and Science, and your organization participated indigenous leaders, civil society and government agencies. I World Games of Indigenous Peoples are supported by the International Olympic Committee and Organization United Nations. The assembled delegations totaling 1,800 1,100 athletes from indigenous ethnic groups and 700 international Brazilian ethnic groups.

These are some of the demo games that appear in games as well as some competition with a long tradition indigenous peoples present at the event.

Run tora

This type of racing is practiced in different ethnic groups in Brazil, it is not known whether all villages disappeared also practiced corridas tora but it is still active and is part of the program of the games. Respect for the different traditions is the basis of the event and that is why there is no single type of tora and yes a variety of them because for making important rituals for each village are made.


One of the most striking patterns of world games for indigenous peoples; is a kind of football played with the head only.

Mixtec ball

This game originated in Mexico where is preserved in the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, in areas traditionally populated by ancient Mixtec. Data of time before the arrival of the Spaniards and some argue that gambling is a direct descendant of another played over three thousand years ago by the Mesoamericans.

Racing background

This test is similar to the Olympics, of course, as is supposed, at the World Games of Indigenous Peoples has its own characteristics, as the land on which it runs and the garments that are used for these races. In many towns, such as for rarámuris the Sierra Tarahumara of Mexico, in the Sierra Madre Occidental races are often ceremonial .

Spear Throw

Another game in the competition involved only men, who have three opportunities. A sport suitable for these games is considered by the tradition of almost all peoples to develop tools or spears wood for different activities like hunting, fishing and defense.


It is a sacred race Traditional village of Canela in Brazil. . Similar to the relay races that take place in the athletics


Traditional collective game played by the Kayapo village of Para. Played on a football similar size. It takes place between two teams of 10 or more players on each side; all use a kind of stick (stick) and is played with a ball of coconut. Very similar to one of the most popular sports in Canada, Lacrosse, which is considered indigenous in the country.



The canoes have been used for a long time, even for the earliest cultures. The materials and construction techniques vary from town to town but not the advantages of these transports. That is why canoeing is present in games. For Mexico joined the delegation canoeists DF Nahua and Purépecha of Michoacan state.

Pazarutacua (lighted ball Purepecha)

This is a game that dates back 3,500 years and

Pok ta pok (Mayan ball game)

One of the traditional games of the Maya Yucatan and other states of Mexico. It is played with a rubber ball, and depending on the place where play is permitted in addition to the hips used to hit the ball, shoulder or forearm, but not the hands.



Ancient traditions present in the World Games of Indigenous Peoples
Source: english  
October 29, 2015

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