The Nov. 7 deadline for the All Native Basketball Qualifying Tournament has come and gone and a plethora of First Nations have submitted their candidacy to take the 2015 crown.
Organizer Peter Haugan has confirmed that Vancouver, Hartley Bay and Hydaburg, Alaska will be attending the senior’s tournament, along with Terrace and Gitanyow.
The intermediates will feature Gitwinksihlkw, Hartley Bay, Nanaimo, Greenville and Metlakatla, Alaska
For the ladies, Kamloops, Hesquiat, New Aiyansh, Bella Bella, Port Simpson and Kitkatla will be in attendance.
The masters’ division will see Port Simpson, Greenville and New Aiyansh compete in the qualifiers.
Ketchikan Alaska will not be attending this year, said Haugan.
“Teams usually get all their stuff in on the same day (Nov. 7),” he added last week.
The 2014 All Native Qualifying Tournament is set to take place next week from Nov. 19 – 22 and more information can be found on Facebook at All Native Basketball Tournament.