|A Pataxo Indian attends the Indigenous Games|
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|A Rikbaktsa Indian couple attend the Indigenous Games|
PORTO NACIONAL, Brazil (AP) - More than 1,000 Indians are celebrating Brazil's indigenous cultures with a weeklong sports competition in the northern city of Porto Nacional.
|Tembe Indians attend the Indigenous Games|
|A Tapirape Indian aims a spear as he competes in the Indigenous Games|
Brazil's federal Indian agency that cosponsors the games says they are one of the biggest indigenous sporting events in the Americas.
|A young Rikbaktsa Indian woman attends the Indigenous Games|
Thirty-eight ethnic groups from across the vast country are competing in 10 events that include archery, football, swimming, spear throwing and canoeing.
|Bariri, left, and Xerente Indians compete in a canoe race on the Tocantins River during the Indigenous Games|
|Xerente and Gaviao Indians race carrying tree trunks during the Indigenous Games|
Many of the competitors are using their traditional dress and markings.
|A Paresin Indian youth holds a soccer ball during the Indigenous Games|
|A Nhambikwara Indian competes in the archery event at the Indigenous Games|
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