Last Updated: Feb 9th, 2015
The 2014 Regina North American Indigenous Games will take place in and around the City of Regina on July 20-27. 2014. The event will showcase unity, sport, culture, youth, volunteerism, and team work between First Nations. Metis and Non-Indigenous communities in pursuit of excellence for our future leaders. With years of preparation, dedication, and sacrifice, it's time to recognize the healthy lifestyle choices young Indigenous people from all over North America have made.
Regina 2014 NAIG will host the athletes and teams from the 26 regions in North America's Indigenous communities as they compete in 15 different sports. It will celebrate and share North American Indigenous cultures through a showcase of language, tradition, art, song, dance, and ceremonies. The theme of the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games is "Raising the Bar" and we will do this by exhibiting youth excellence in sports and culture. The participating teams include 13 Canadian provinces and territories and 13 regions from the United States of America. Each US Region is comprised of 3 to 5 states. The teams range in size from 8 to 500 youth per team. The team geography follows the borders of provinces, territories, and states. Athletes and coaches participate in 15 sports in three age categories. They comprise a variety of exciting events and disciplines in both male and female categories.
The mission is to host an Indigenous, multi-sport, and cultural event that celebrates Regina, Saskatchewan and Canada and North America's cultural diversity. This will be achieved by: • Building Human Capacity (officials, volunteers, and staff) • Contributing to the Games Legacy through the Transfer of Knowledge Program • a physical monument and an Indigenous Sports Circle Holistic Community • Family and Youth Development • Private Sector Funding Success • Creating an Exceptional Athlete Experience.
The North American Indigenous Games wilt attract • 5.000 athletes (age 13·19) • 1.000 coaching staff • 200 team management and mission staff personnel • 100 professional host society staff and contractors • 3,000 host community volunteers • 300 VIPs & WIPs • 200 cultural and entertainment performers • thousands of participant's family and friends • Hundreds of host community spectators.
Archery • Athletics • Badminton • Baseball • Basketball • Boxing • Canoeing/Kayaking • Lacrosse • Golf • Rifle Shooting • Soccer • Softball • Swimming • Volleyball • Wrestling.
Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT (ASCNWT)
Aaron Wells, Chef de Mission
2014 NAIG U16 Male Team (Regina, Saskatchewan)
2014 NAIG U16 Female Team (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Northwest Territories Soccer Association - http://www.nwtkicks.ca