The North American Indigenous Games Council elected Coady graduate Dale Tamara Plett (Building on Local and Indigenous Knowledge for Community Resilience, 2016; Community Development Leadership by Women, 2016) as president – making her the first indigenous woman to hold the position.

In an interview with CBC News she says,

“My husband and I have made it our life’s work with kids, because when they are not doing sports or competing or some something productive, that’s when they get into trouble…. It’s just how really important it is to Indigenous youth.”

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