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.
Tryouts are conducted by regional representative of the NAIG Council. We encourge you to reach out to your local NAIG representative for more information. Local representatives can be found here http://www.naigcouncil.com/contact.php
NAIG is looking to recruit up to 3,000 volunteers for a variety of roles.
Every four years.
We encourage everyone to attend the Games! Every cultural background, age and gender is invited to take a seat at our table.
There are 16 sports played throughout the Games. Three of the sports played are traditional Indigenous sports; box lacrosse, 3D archery and canoe/kayaking.
The Games are taking place in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) Nova Scotia and Millbrook First Nation.
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.
Athletes are Indigenous youth ages 13-19.
Athletes of the Games come from all across Turtle Island (North America).