Ottawa’s unique landscape and natural settings, its infrastructure and transportation networks, world-class sport and event venues, breadth of cultural and sporting organizations, and diversity of peoples and cultures, provides the perfect framework to host the 2020 NAIG. The cultural connectivity will not only showcase the diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people surrounding the City of Ottawa and within its rich urban population, Ottawa 2020 NAIG will also open its arms like no other, welcoming the celebration of all Cultural Contingents.
An event that will pave a pathway for continued dialogue and collaborative action, in support of reconciliation through sport; Ottawa 2020 NAIG would take Team 88 and the NAIG Movement to soaring new heights.
The Ottawa region is home to many Indigenous Nations, including the Algonquins, Akwesasne First Nation, Kitigan Zibi, Métis Peoples and the largest community of Inuit outside of the North. They will collaborate to create a welcoming and culturally-rich experience for all visitors.
The impact of Ottawa 2020 NAIG will be felt across Turtle Island. With its pre-Games promotional initiatives aimed at telling the inspiring stories of our youth, to the Games-time excitement of sport and cultural abilities shared through historic media channels, to the lasting legacy that will be created through experiences and memories. Ottawa 2020 NAIG possesses a wealth of Games knowledge, tested strategies and deep cultural ties that will enhance the NAIG Movement for the next generation. The Games motto is One Team. One Dream. #Team88. A fitting expression for the times of our People. Let’s move forward together.