The Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School held the Tom Longboat Run today, supporting physical activity and friendly competition amongst the students. The race has been held at Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education schools for decades.


Tom Longboat was a famous Onondaga distance runner who resided in Six Nations, Ontario. In 1907, he won the Boston Marathon, the first indigenous person to do so. He also competed in the Olympics. In his running days, he was quite well-known, with over 200,000 people attending a celebration event for him in Toronto. Longboat is remembered for his athleticism and determination. As a survivor of residential school, he is also respected for his perseverance. Longboat’s love of running is inspirational.


The Tsi Snaihne School will hold their Tom Longboat Run on June 6th at 9 a.m. at their school. Kana:takon School will hold their Tom Longboat Run on June 9th at 9 a.m. at Generations Park.


The following are the top finishers for the AMS Tom Longboat Run. (Early Years received participation medals only.)

Grade 1:
1st — Tayt Thompson
2nd — Khaleesi Jocko
3rd — Tyree Delormier

Grade 2:
1st — Dash (Heath) Jocko
2nd — Sawyer Roundpoint
3rd — Kassius Jock

Grade 3:
1st — Sterling Gibson
2nd — Karmen Thomspon
3rd — Dominik Fontaine

Grade 4:
1st — Kira Lazore
2nd — Dakota Lazore
3rd — Cruz Lazare

Grade 5:
1st — Graydon Seymour
2nd — Liam Thomas
3rd — Mason Edwards-Square

Grade 6:
1st — Miki Emudluk
2nd — Kononkwatsherakhe (James) Jocko-Skidders
3rd — Jayden Swamp

Grade 7:
1st — Haley Hutt-Benedict
2nd — Phinleigh Jacobs
3rd — Hardie David

Grade 8:
1st — William Barnes
2nd — Kayson Lazare
3rd — Ryder Geneau-David