• 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Halifax
Oct 09, 2018

 It’s already time to recruit coaches, assistant coaches and team managers.


The last NAIG were held in Toronto, in the summer of 2017, where team Eastern Door and the North (EDN) shined through its medals, performances, sustained efforts and team spirit! a delegation of 292 athletes ages 12 to 19 from 28 First Nations communities in Quebec participated in the most prestigious athletic and cultural competition in North America. Team EDN enjoyed an impressive performance with a total of 77 medals allowing it to finish fourth in the medal standings behind British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.


Last spring, we learned that the city of Halifax, in Nova Scotia, would host the 2020 NAIG. Halifax’s bid, called K'jipuktuk (or Jipugtug) in Mi’gmaq, was preferred to that of Victoria and Ottawa.


Between 5,000 and 6,000 athletes from 756 Indigenous nations are expected to participate in the 15-sport competitions over 8 days on the territory of the Millbrook First Nation and the Regional Municipality of Halifax.


Another great opportunity to showcase team EDN!


The Assembly of First Nations entrusted the FNQLHSSC with the mandate to coordinate Quebec’s participation in the NAIG. Preparations are underway and the mission team must soon be formed to complete all the work prior this major event. A call for staff members was launched to recruit the best coaches, assistant coaches and managers. You have until November 9, 2018 to complete and submit the form available on team EDN website at www.pen-edn.com. This will be an extraordinary to enjoy with our young athletes!


To see team EDN in action and relive the 2017 NAIG, watch the video.