2017 NAIG Featured in National Aboriginal Diabetes Association Newsletter


As young Indigenous athletes, representing 22 teams from across Turtle Island, walked into the Opening Ceremony of the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (Toronto 2017 NAIG), proudly carrying their flags and waving to the crowd, a significant achievement was realized, yet again. A dream that began in the 1970’s, the North American Indigenous Games started as a vision to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples by supporting self- determined sport and cultural activities.

This past summer from July 16 – 23, the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) and the City of Toronto hosted the 2017 NAIG, the 9th edition of these Games, with major funding from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.