2018 Traditional Games Championships

The goal of the NWT Traditional Games Championships (TGC) is to increase participation and awareness of Inuit and Dene Games at a Territorial level. The TGC will build on the programs that the Aboriginal Sport Circle of the Northwest Territories (ASCNWT) and Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA) have been running in schools and communities across the north.

The objectives of the NWT Traditional Games Championships are:

  1. Increase the number of NWT residents participating in traditional games.
  2. To support athletes with an interest in traditional games and who wish to pursue these games at a higher level.
  3. To involve all NWT communities in traditional games events.
  4. To develop and maintain traditional Aboriginal culture as well as social components of the traditional games.
  5. To showcase the talents of NWT residents in traditional activities.

2018 TGC

The 2018 TGC will be held in Yellowknife at William McDonald Middle School

Inuit Games

  • Wrist Hang
  • Arm Pull
  • One Foot High Kick
  • Two Foot High Kick

Dene Games

  • Hand Games
  • Snow Snake
  • Pole Push
  • Stick Pull

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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.