All Native Basketball Tournament

Randy Robinson Jr. tries to get around his man in Kitkatla’s opening game against Hazelton in the Master’s division (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament Day One Recap

Highlights and Results from the first day of the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament

Randy Robinson Jr. tries to get around his man in Kitkatla’s opening game against Hazelton in the Master’s division (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)
Randy Robinson Jr. tries to get around his man in Kitkatla’s opening game against Hazelton in the Master’s division (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)

All Native Basketball Tournament Day One Recap

Highlights and Results from the first day of the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament

Randy Robinson Jr. tries to get around his man in Kitkatla’s opening game against Hazelton in the Master’s division (Nicholas Laws / The Northern View)
All Native Basketball Tournament Day 2: Preview

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 2: Preview

A breakdown of all the action to come during the second day of the All Native Basketball tournament.

All Native Basketball Tournament Day 2: Preview
Logo for the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament (File Photo)

All Native Basketball Tournament: Day 1 preview

A look ahead to the action of Day 1 of the All Native Basketball Tournament

Logo for the 2019 All Native Basketball Tournament (File Photo)
John Haldane, who is designing crests for the Lax Kw’alaams dancers, with his daughter, Shaelynn Alexcee. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Crests and regalia for 60th All Native Tournament opening ceremonies

VIDEO: Coast Ts’msyan artist, John Haldane, on the crests he designed for Lax Kw’alaams dancers

John Haldane, who is designing crests for the Lax Kw’alaams dancers, with his daughter, Shaelynn Alexcee. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Lax Kw’alaams prepare to lead All Native opening ceremonies

More than 100 dancers from across northwest B.C. ready for the diamond anniversary

(Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Terence Lewis of North Shore drives the lane for the tightly contested layup. (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)

All Native Basketball qualifier saw Lower Mainland teams advance

North Shore, Van City and Bella Bella qualified for Prince Rupert tournament in February

Terence Lewis of North Shore drives the lane for the tightly contested layup. (Nick Laws/ The Northern View)
Two Haida basketball players took a boat from Hydaburg, Alaska to Haida Gwaii and then ferried over to Prince Rupert to make it to the All Native Basketball Tournament, but they were detained after they bypassed Canadian border services. (Google Maps)

Canada Immigration responds to Haida basketball players’ detainment

Haida men from Alaska were detained after coming to Canada to play in the All Native Tournament

Two Haida basketball players took a boat from Hydaburg, Alaska to Haida Gwaii and then ferried over to Prince Rupert to make it to the All Native Basketball Tournament, but they were detained after they bypassed Canadian border services. (Google Maps)
The Northern View is one of the many sponsors of the All Native Basketball Tournament. Aside from putting the tournament program together, they also gave a monetary donation. On February 13, they graciously donated $5,000 to Peter Haugen , president, and Eva Spencer, vice president of the tournament’s board of directors. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

$5,000 for All Native Tournament

The Northern View supports this year’s All Native Basketball Tournament with a cheque

  • Feb 22, 2018
The Northern View is one of the many sponsors of the All Native Basketball Tournament. Aside from putting the tournament program together, they also gave a monetary donation. On February 13, they graciously donated $5,000 to Peter Haugen , president, and Eva Spencer, vice president of the tournament’s board of directors. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)
Vince Edenshaw played against Skidegate in the 59th All Native Basketball Tournament before being detained by Canada Border Services Agency. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Two Haida men detained for crossing U.S.-Canada border

Edenshaw and Frisby travelled from Alaska to Prince Rupert for the All Native Basketball Tournament

Vince Edenshaw played against Skidegate in the 59th All Native Basketball Tournament before being detained by Canada Border Services Agency. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Judy Carlick-Pearson fights for a rebound during the women’s final of the 2018 All Native Tournament. The Prince Rupert Rain lost to Kitamaat 69-58. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Kitamaat wins women’s division final

Kitamaat defeated the Prince Rupert Rain to win the 2018 championship

Judy Carlick-Pearson fights for a rebound during the women’s final of the 2018 All Native Tournament. The Prince Rupert Rain lost to Kitamaat 69-58. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
John Sampson drives the ball to the basket during the intermediate finals of the All Native Tournament. Sampson finished the game with 24 points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Sampson was named MVP for the tournament. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Strike Force completes the three-peat

Port Simpson held off Bella Bella to win the All Native Tournament intermediate title

John Sampson drives the ball to the basket during the intermediate finals of the All Native Tournament. Sampson finished the game with 24 points, including eight in the fourth quarter. Sampson was named MVP for the tournament. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Warriors guard Jacob Thom drives the ball during senior men’s finals of the All Native Tournament on Feb. 17. Thom scored 36 points including a go-ahead three pointer in the game’s dying seconds to bring the Warriors their first tournament championship since 1954. Thom was named tournament MVP. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Kitkatla end 54 year drought with title win

The Warriors defeated Hydaburg 70-67 in overtime to win the 2018 All Native Tournament title

Warriors guard Jacob Thom drives the ball during senior men’s finals of the All Native Tournament on Feb. 17. Thom scored 36 points including a go-ahead three pointer in the game’s dying seconds to bring the Warriors their first tournament championship since 1954. Thom was named tournament MVP. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Joe Young defends Aiyansh’s Richard Wolff during the finals of the All Native Basketball tournament. Young scored 23 points and hit some clutch shots down the stretch to help Hydaburg win their third consecutive title. Young was named MVP in the effort. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Hydaburg makes it three in a row

Hydaburg came back from 10 points down in the second half to beat Aiyansh

Joe Young defends Aiyansh’s Richard Wolff during the finals of the All Native Basketball tournament. Young scored 23 points and hit some clutch shots down the stretch to help Hydaburg win their third consecutive title. Young was named MVP in the effort. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament

Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament

Kitamaat, Hydaburg, Port Simpson and Kitkatla win championships in 2018 All Native Tournament

Thrilling finish to 59th All Native Tournament
Natalie Harris drives the ball against Kitamaat during their semi-final game on Feb. 15. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Day 5 of the All Native Basketball Tournament

Scores from Feb. 15 at the All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Natalie Harris drives the ball against Kitamaat during their semi-final game on Feb. 15. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
Soapberries are whipped and served at the All Native Basketball Tournament. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

The flavours of All Native

The All Native Basketball Tournament serves up traditional food to players and fans alike.

Soapberries are whipped and served at the All Native Basketball Tournament. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Malcolm Brown (Kitkatla) guards Kolby Jones (Prince Rupert) during their game on Feb 14. The Prince Rupert Synergy Storm were eliminated from the All Native Basketball Tournament after falling to the Kitkatla Warriors 63-62 on Feb. 14. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

Day 4 of the All Native Basketball Tournament

Scores from Feb. 14 and 15 at the All Native Tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Malcolm Brown (Kitkatla) guards Kolby Jones (Prince Rupert) during their game on Feb 14. The Prince Rupert Synergy Storm were eliminated from the All Native Basketball Tournament after falling to the Kitkatla Warriors 63-62 on Feb. 14. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)
What is your favourite thing about the All Native Basketball Tournament?

What is your favourite thing about the All Native Basketball Tournament?

We asked people at the opening ceremonies what their favourite thing about the tournament is

  • Feb 15, 2018
What is your favourite thing about the All Native Basketball Tournament?
North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice during her speech at the All Native Basketball Tournament opening ceremonies, Sunday, Feb. 11. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

Rice apologizes for “not bad” joke at All Native opening ceremonies

An attempt at a joke during the All Native Basketball Tournament landed Jennifer Rice in hot water

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice during her speech at the All Native Basketball Tournament opening ceremonies, Sunday, Feb. 11. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)