NAIG Council Elects First Female President

October 26, 2018

NAIG Council Elects First Female President

North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council elects first female president to lead turtle island to new heights in sport

The Aboriginal Sport Circle and the North American Indigenous Games Council, two of the largest Indigenous sport organizations in Canada and across Turtle Island, recognize strong Indigenous women in leadership.

The appointment of Dale Tamara Plett, Director of Engagement, Operations and Policy with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario, as its new President, was a unanimous decision voted by council. Plett's appointment was announced Tuesday October 23rd, 2018. 

"It's an incredibly exciting time for our people. I am honoured and grateful" 

"I am proud to see our youth be strong in who they are, with opportunities to celebrate their athletic achievements on an international platform, such as the NAIG." - Dale Tamara Plett, NAIG Council President

Other members of the executive elected at the NAIG Council October 19 election included:

  • Vice president - Christine Abram (Haudenosaunee)
  • Treasurer - Mike Sutherland (Manitoba)
  • Interim Secretary - Lynn Anne Hogan (Prince Edward Island)

The NAIG council also wishes to acknowledge Dr. Janice Forsyth, who was recently appointed to the Aboriginal Sport Circle Board of Directors as the Interim President.

In moving forwards, NAIG council is honoured to have these two inspiring Indigenous women leading the NAIG Council and the Aboriginal Sport Circle and would like to acknowledge, recognize and celebrate the magnitude of the Indigenous sport movement in Canada.

To read more, please see the document attached:

NAIG Council Press Release (FINAL)Oct2018.pdf

For more information visit the NAIG council website here. 

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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.