North American Indigenous Games | Community Partners
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Community Partners

Putting together an event a large as the North American Indigenous Games, with over 5,000 participants from across Turtle Island, for a week of sport competitions and cultural activities, is no easy undertaking. It requires the collaboration, spirit and efforts of many partners and communities, to ensure that all participants have a world-class and impactful experience.

 

Our hosting partners include the City of Ottawa and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. In addition, the Ottawa region is home to many Indigenous Nations, including the Algonquin Nation, Akwesasne First Nation, Kitigan Zibi First Nation, Métis Peoples and the largest community of Inuit outside of the North. All of these communities contribute unique knowledge, services, and support that will ensure a culturally rich experience for all.

Campus and Venue Partners

 

An important aspect of the Games footprint is providing a safe and secure Athlete Village. The three Ottawa 2020 NAIG campus partners – Algonquin College, Carleton University, and University of Ottawa – will provide unparalleled support services to ensure all participants feel welcome and have the opportunity to excel physically, emotionally and spiritually. Sport venues on campus and within the City exceed all specifications listed within the 2020 NAIG Bid Procedures Manual, guaranteeing the optimal environment for our athletes, coaches and teams to shine.

Lansdowne Park – NAIG Park

 

A key highlight of any major sporting event, is the Opening Ceremony, and it’s no different for the NAIG. In adherence with NAIG Council policies and requirements, and working in close collaboration with the 2020 NAIG Host Society, NAIG Council, the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, other First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups, and domestic broadcaster(s)/webcasters, we envision a truly remarkable Opening Ceremony on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Lansdowne Park’s 24,000-seat TD Place Stadium, the finest venue to ever kick-off a North American Indigenous Games event.

Lansdowne Park will be known as “NAIG Park” in the lead-up to Ottawa 2020 NAIG and throughout the week-long Games event. With a solid relationship in place, the Opening Ceremony will be broadcast live on CBC and online, to viewers not only across Turtle Island, but around the world. A visually dazzling and culturally significant display of Indigenous heritage, history, pride and achievement will reverberate through the stadium, the City and the country. Uniting all, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, through the inspirational power of sport and culture.