About the ANBT

The original All Native Tournament back then was called the Northern British Columbia Coast Indian Championship Tournament started in 1947 – 1953. The first 1947 Tournament was held in the Roosevelt Gymnasium and there were 400 spectators. The Tournament was cancelled from lack of interest. It was rekindled in 1959 to have the first Tournament on March 2nd, 1960 to present day.

We are happy to see great interest from as far south as Ahousat on Vancouver Island and to the north to southeast Alaska, Hydaburg,Kake, and Metlakatla. We look forward to new teams wanting to come. This Tournament started with Village Pride and it is the back bone of this event. It is what keeps this event different from all the other Tournaments.


All Native Basketball Tournament

Feb. 10-16, 2019

Prince Rupert