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2017 North American Indigenous Games

November 22, 2016

NAIG 2017

Click here to read official release detailing Ontario being awarded the 2017 North American Indigenous Games.


The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are expected to be the largest sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous Peoples in North America. The Toronto 2017 NAIG will host more than 5,000 participants, 2,000 volunteers and countless spectators for 14 sport categories being held within world-class venues located across the Greater Toronto Area, including the Region of Hamilton and Six Nations of the Grand River.

The 14 core sports of the Toronto 2017 NAIG include:

  • 3-D Archery                
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball

2017 North American Indigenous Games Governing Rules

English Version

French Version

2017 North American Indigenous Games Sport Technical Package

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Toronto 2017 NAIG Quick Facts

  • The Games provides Indigenous youth, aged 13-19, an opportunity to showcase their athletic abilities through 14 sports and to celebrate their heritage through numerous cultural events.
  • Participating teams include all 13 provinces and territories of Canada, as well as 13 regions from the United States.
  • Toronto 2017 NAIG marks the 10th Games and the first time in over 25 years the NAIG will be held in the Eastern Region of Canada


For more information please visit us regularly and/or visit:

     The North American Indigenous Games Council -

     the 2017 North American Indigenous Games Host Website -

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