North American Indigenous Games | Why Ottawa 2020 NAIG
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Why Ottawa 2020 NAIG

The City of Ottawa is the most centrally-located Host Candidate City among all finalists with nearly 50% of delegates close enough to drive. This will significantly reduce team travel expenses.


An intimate footprint. All Athletes Villages, Cultural Venues and Sports Facilities are located within a maximum of 27 minutes from each other.


Ottawa has the largest population of Inuit People outside of the three Territories.


It’s time to take #Team88 to the Hill (Parliament).


   As the second largest media market in Canada, more stories of incredible Indigenous youth will be showcased.


A corporate hub, Ottawa is the home to many national businesses, ready to deliver an aggressive $2 million sponsorship budget.


The Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition has a wealth of support services, a rich network, and answers many needs of First Nation, Métis and Inuit People.


The three Athlete Villages – Algonquin College, Carleton University and University of Ottawa –  promote an inclusive Indigenous community with a full complement of services required to warmly host all participants. They also house some world-class sport venues.


TD Place and Landsdowne Park will be transformed into NAIG Park – a gathering place for the Opening Ceremony and Cultural Village. Not only does it highlight the importance of water, along with Rideau Canal, it is also situated just 10 minutes from the Athletes Villages and is centrally located for maximum public attendance.


It’s time to raise the NAIG Movement to the next level with one, unified voice in Ottawa: One Team. One Dream.