Five Tribes Treaty of Peace Chair Volleyball Tournament draws many teams to District 7

April 21, 2023


Kyle Knox, 

Managing Editor



Before the Five Tribes Treaty of Peace celebration, District 7 coordinated a chair volleyball tournament on Thursday, April 6. This event was a staple of the annual celebration that returned this year, gathering over 28 teams from across the state before the April 15 celebration. 


District 7 Elder Coordinator Jasmine Reece expressed her gratitude for bringing the event back and for the number of teams that registered. “Today was great and a way for me to give back to the elderly population, because it gives me a better understanding of how to work with them.” 


Teams came from GRIC, Colorado River Indian Tribe, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation, The Yavapai-Apache Nation, and Tohono O’odham Nation. 


After a full day of play, the “Jackrabbits” from District 1 took first place, “Gila River O’odhams” from District 3  placed second, and the “SX Unknowns” from San Xavier (Tohono O’odham Nation) came in third place.