What does Dene Games NT do? 

We strive to develop Dene Games as a recognized and established sport within the Northwest Territories and Canada. Dene Games NT is a operated by the Aboriginal Sports Circle Staff and overseen by a volunteer working group to ensure that there is proper consultation from elders, officials and communities. 

Our goal is to build capacity in the Northwest Territories through promotion of the sport establishing new partnerships and community investment, and to develop athletes while supporting coaches and officials with development and training opportunities. 

Supporting our members 

If you become a member of the Dene Games NT, you get access to all programs and services. 

We will support on developing athletes who are looking to prepare for competitions, a coach wanting to grow and share your knowlegde or a parent wanting to get involved as an event official. However you want to help with Dene Games, we're here to help. 

Supporting our clubs 

ASCNWT is willing to work with any communities, recreation departments or individuals that are interested in developing a Dene Games club in the NWT. We can work with them to help them by providing guidence and creating opportunities for them to grow. 

Developing and implementing programs 

We work with local and national partners to develop Dene Games programs from grassroots level to elite level for athletes, coaches and officials. 

Hosting events 

We plan an important role in the organization and delivery of events at the grassroots level of Dene Games, including:

  • Territorial Trails 
  • Arctic Winter Games
  • Traditional Games Championships

Team NT 

ASCNWT is proud to help develop compeitiors of the Dene Games community. Dene Games NT selects athletes to compete at Arctic Winter Games, selects the teams' coaches, and provides support to athletes preparing for major events. 

Contact us 

Contact Shawna McLeod at the Aboriginal Sports Cirlce for more information about Dene Games at 867-669-8382 or shawna@ascnwt.ca 

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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.