Images From the First-Ever World Indigenous Games

Nearly two dozen countries, including New Zealand, Brazil, Finland, Mongolia and more, are currently in the midst of a nine-day competition called the World Indigenous games—the very first of its kind. Indigenous groups from each country are going head-to-head in archery, log-carrying, tug-of-war and even beauty pageants. Mashable has gathered some of the most captivating photos from the contests so far, and they offer a spectacular glimpse into the games, where traditional dress and ceremonies mix with modern practices like wearing jerseys and holding signs.