We call upon all levels of government to take action to ensure long-term Aboriginal athlete development and growth, and continued support for the North American Indigenous Games, including funding to host the games and for provincial and territorial team preparation and travel.
Why “In Progress?”
The North American Indigenous Games, after being postponed two times (2020 and 2021) because of the pandemic, will now be held from July 15 to 23, 2023 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) and Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia
The federal government has made multiple funding allocations through Budgets 2017 and 2018 (through to 2023) to address:
- long-term Aboriginal athlete development and growth
- continued support for the North American Indigenous Games
- funding to host the games and for provincial and territory team preparation and travel
There has been minimal commitments for ongoing funding at the provincial/territory level aside from federal budget contributions to local initiatives. Limited provincial commitment for the North American Indigenous Games other than ‘Bid” funding for locally hosted North American Indigenous Games.
Sports Organization Commitments to Indigenous Sports
Masters Indigenous Games: Ottawa – August 5-8, 2020
The Masters Indigenous Games are scheduled for Ottawa from August 5-8, 2021. The games provide Indigenous adults aged 20 years and older, the opportunity to……
August 27, 2020
Govt. Commitments to NA Indigenous Games
Nova Scotia commits funds to 2020 NAIG
Nova Scotia has committed $3.5M funding for the 2020 event that will be held in Halifax and Millbrook, First Nation in Truro, NS….
May 4, 2018