In addition to the Games' 14 sport competitions, NAIG offers a vibrant cultural program, showcasing local and North American Indigenous cultural groups and entertainers.The 2017 North American Indigenous Games will celebrate Indigenous heritage and culture by hosting a week long Cultural Festival from July 17-22. This event will bring showcase Indigenous culture with music, cuisine, artists, traditional artisans and nightly entertainment.

Visit the NAIG 2017 website to keep up to date with performances and schedules.

Each contingent is invited to bring artists from their province/territory to share their region’s culture with the community and other games participants. This can include, but is not limited to, singers, dancers, drummers, storytellers, etc. Team NWT will be selecting up to 10 delegates that best represent the culture and traditions of our Territory.  All travel, meals, and accommodations will be covered.

We are now accepting applications to become part of Team NWT's Cultural Delegation.

Your application must include: 

Packages that do not include the above may be deemed incomplete and hence disqualified. The inclusion of photos or other printed material is optional. Material will NOT be returned.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5pm

Send completed applications to:

Shawna McLeod - Chef de Mission - Team NWT 2017 NAIG




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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.