The Yukon Indian Hockey Association (YIHA) was created in 1973 to promote aboriginal hockey for all ages and provide the opportunity for Yukon’s First Nation athletes to compete with other Canadian provinces and territories in the sport. For the past 40 years, through the hard work and dedication of a volunteer board, YIHA has hosted the Yukon Native Hockey Tournament in Whitehorse. This tournament is the biggest and the best Native Hockey Tournament North of 60. It attracts First Nation hockey players from all over the north, British Columbia and Alberta. The tournament is hosted in Whitehorse on the traditional land of the Kwanlin Dun First Nation and the Ta’an Kwach’an Council.