NAIG 2020


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The Aboriginal Sports Circle of the Northwest Territories (ASCNWT) and Team NT are eager to be headed to the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held July 12th-19th, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The selection of Halifax represents a milestone in the NAIG movement, as it will be the first time in its thirty year history that NAIG will be held in Atlantic Canada. ASCNWT is excited to bring our territories diverse culture and athletes to the land of the MI’kmaq People.

NAIG is the largest sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people in North America. NAIG hosts more than 5,000 participants in 16 sport categories. Team NT will compete in disciplines such as Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Swimming, Badminton, Athletics, Golf, Canoe/Kayak, Rifle Shooting, Softball, Wrestling, and 3D Archery.

Click here to see the announcement for Team NT's Chef de Mission. 

Click here to see the news release announcing the CEO of the 2020 NAIG (Jan 11, 2019). 

Click here to see the NAIG 2020 Final Governing Rules Manual (Jan 25, 2019).

Click here to see the the NAIG 2020 Final Sport Techncial Package (Jan 30, 2019). 

Please don't hesistate to contact our office for more information:

Jordee Reid

Team NT Chef de Mission

(867) 669-8346

Aaron Wells

Executive Director

Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT

(867) 669-8338



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Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.