The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) help Indigenous athletes realize the collective potential of our bodies, minds, spirit and of our people – our hopes and dreams – the spirit strong, brave and true.
The Games will bring together 756 Indigenous Nations to celebrate, share and reconnect through sport and culture in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth and Millbrook First Nation.
NAIG 2023 will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 15-23, 2023
The Indigenous Sports Council of Alberta will be hosting Team Alberta tryouts for NAIG across the province. There are 16 sports played throughout the Games. Three of the sports played are traditional Indigenous sports; box lacrosse, 3D archery and canoe/kayaking.
3-D Archery 16U, 19U - Selections Completed
Athletics 14U, 16U, 19U - Selections Completed
Badminton 16U, 19U
Baseball 19U - Selections Completed
Basketball 14U, 16U, 19U
Beach Volleyball 16U, 19U
Box Lacrosse Male 16U, 19U Female 19U
Golf 16U, 19U
Rifle Shooting 16U, 19U
Soccer 16U, 19U - Selections Completed
Softball 16U, 19U
Swimming 14U, 16U, 19U
Volleyball 16U, 19U - Selections Completed
Age Group Information:
U14 is 2009 & later
U16 is2007 & later
U19 is 2004 & later
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The Indigenous Sport Council Alberta (ISCA) is now accepting applications and references for MISSION STAFF positions. The appointments will be in effect from the time of selection until the conclusion of the 2023 North American Indigenous Games.
ISCA will be announcing our Team Alberta Coaches and Athletes soon
The North American Indigenous Games help us realize the collective potential of our bodies, minds, spirit and of our people – our hopes and dreams – The Spirit Strong, Brave & True.
The 10th North American Indigenous Games will be held from July 15-23, 2023 in Nova Scotia, Canada. It will host competitions in 16 sports within 21 venues across Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth and Millbrook First Nation.
The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2023 will bring together more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and team staﬀ from 756+ Indigenous Nations celebrating, sharing and reconnecting through sport and culture with the help of 3,000 volunteers.
The 10th North American Indigenous Games will be held from July 15-23, 2023 in Nova Scotia, Canada.
All athletes competing in the NAIG must be of Canadian and/or American Indigenous ancestry.
NAIG has a "Single Sport Participant Policy". Athletes participating in the NAIG can only enter and compete in one sport.
Yes, athletes must be permanent residents of the contingent they are competing for. A permanent resident is defined as someone who has been granted permanent residency 180 days prior to the start of the Opening Ceremony.
Every four years.
Absolutely! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the complete sponsorship package or more information
Yes, there is a $75 tryout fee. This fee supports facility rentals and other costs associated with hosting the events.
We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming event, North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), WESTJET are able to offer 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit www.westjet.com/conventions to make a booking online.
The booking is to be made to the following city: Halifax
The travel period begins: 7/8/2023
The travel period ends: 7/30/2023
No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.
Coupon Code: 0R2D4DD
Celebrating culture is a large part of The Games. NAIG 2023 will incorporate Mi’kmaq values, customs and traditions into all spaces of events taking place.
Since time immemorial, Nova Scotia has been home to the Mi’kmaq people. Mi’kmaq and First Nations people have enriched this province with their oral history, legends, art, music, spirituality, and language.
What does the logo of the 2023 Games represent?
The design of this logo is inspired by the Mi’kmaw petroglyphs and was created in partnership with local Mi’kmaq artist Melissa Sue Labrador.
The image of three ﬁgures paddling a canoe in the logo represents First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples and is based on petroglyphs found in Kejimkujik National Park. The Mi’kmaq canoe symbolizes our journey through space and time as Mi’kmaq people as we evolve with the world around us. Having them all together in the canoe, with the forward motion is important.
The Mi’kmaq canoe is an ocean canoe, versus a lake canoe. We’re surrounded by ocean and the the ocean is very important to our people.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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