Jordee Reid selected to lead Team NT as Chef de Mission for NAIG 2020!
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.
ASCNWT is very delighted to announce Jordee Reid will lead Team NT as Chef de Mission for NAIG 2020 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). As Chef de Mission, Jordee is the team leader and official spokesperson for Team NT, and in consultation with the NAIG Council and the Host Society, coordinates the overall direction of the contingent’s participation in NAIG.
Jordee was born and raised in Yellowknife, NT and is a member of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation. Growing up she played many sports, but volleyball is where she excelled and even played for Grande Prairie Regional College. Although this will be her first time attending in the role of Chef de Mission, this is not the first time Jordee has represented Team NT at such an event as NAIG. She had the opportunity compete for Team NT in dog mushing at the Arctic Winter Games and the Canadian Championship Dog Derby. She has also been a part of similar major Games as coach and team manager and attended the 2017 NAIG as Assistant Chef de Mission.
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.
For more information, please contact our office:
Team NT Chef de Mission
Executive Director, ASCNWT