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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Thousands of indigenous people from at least 22 countries around the world are gathering in the Amazon region to compete in sporting events and share part of their culture with other groups in the 2015 Indigenous Games.

Although to organizers the Games are much more about celebration than about competition players will have a chance to show their expertise in activities such as tug of war, archery and spear toss as well as more ‘conventional’ games such as football (soccer).

The official opening of the Games will be on Friday . . .

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