Indigenous youth archer in Manitoba speaks on achievements and the importance of culture


In this week’s episode of Sports with Stranger, host Darrell Stranger spoke with up-and-coming archer Waasayah Munro-Soldier and her father Reil Munro.

APTN News first met Munro-Soldier in March of 2020, right at the beginning of the pandemic.

She had just qualified for the North American Indigenous Games in archery at only 11 years old, one of the youngest competitors at the time.

A member of Swan Lake First Nation, Munro-Soldier has only been competing for a few years but already has numerous awards and accomplishments.

She was the recipient of the March athlete of the month for the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council and was voted 2021 female 3D archer of the year by Archery Manitoba.

Darrell caught up with Waasayah and her father Reil at Heartland Archery in Winnipeg to talk about her journey so far as an archer and how important culture is to their family.

Reporter / Winnipeg

Darrell is a proud member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. He is a graduate of the television program from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. He is returning to APTN after having completed an internship with us in 2018 and a brief stop as a reporter in B.C. in 2019.