The Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc Council has signed a letter of interest in hosting the 2027 North American Indigenous Games. The letter simply permits Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc to explore the potential of hosting the games and is the first step of many to secure the 2027 Games. Over the next few weeks, our staff will be meeting with the City of Kamloops, Tourism Kamloops, the Kamloops Sport Council, the School District the Kamloops Airport Ltd., and other potential partners to inquire into whether this opportunity is a viable one.
In Canada, the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is a fundamental component of the Indigenous sport movement as it has effected positive change in the health and well being of Indigenous peoples. The NAIG Council is the International Governing Body for the North American Indigenous Games. It ensures the purposes and philosophies are reflected in all aspects of the Games. The NAIG Council works in a manner which is consistent with the cultural, spiritual and traditional values of the people it represents.
The NAIG is the largest multi-sport and cultural event hosted in Canada and the United States specifically targeted for Indigenous populations. NAIG will bring together more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and team staff from 756+ Indigenous Nations celebrating, sharing and reconnecting through sport and culture with the help of 3,000 volunteers.
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Interested in the process? Contact:
Jason (Jay) Peters
Executive Director of Member Services
Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc
P: (250) 819-1561