News & Events
2014 NAIG Sport Program
June 8, 2012
It is our pleasure to announce that the North American Indigenous Games Council has approved the 2014 North American Indigenous Games Governing Rules which outline the general rules for the NAIG event for a Host Society and participating teams.
The Sport & Technical Committee has also submitted a chart outlining the sports, age categories and years of birth for approval. This information is vital in the revision process of the Sport Technical Package. The Sport Technical Package contains sport specific rules with regards to age and event eligibility, sport technical information, tournament formats, scoring procedures and roster restrictions.
The following information has been approved and will be included in the 2014 NAIG Sport Technical Package:
|SPORT||AGE CATEGORY||YEARS OF BIRTH|
|Archery||U16, U19||1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Athletics||U14, U16, U19||2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Badminton||U15, U17||1999 & later, 1997 & later|
|Baseball||U17||1997 & later|
|Basketball||U14, U16, U19||2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Boxing 1||17-18, 16 can upgrade||1996-1997, 1998 upgrade|
|Canoeing 2||U14, U16, U19||2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Lacrosse||U19||1995 & later|
|Golf||U16, U19||1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Rifle Shooting||U16, U19||1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Soccer||U16, U18||1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Softball||U16, U19||1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Swimming||U14, U16, U19||2000 & later, 1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Volleyball||U16, U19||1998 & later, 1995 & later|
|Wrestling||16-18, 15 can upgrade||1996-1998, 1999 upgrade|
1 - Boxing will be under priority review by the Sport & Technical Committee for discussion by Council, depending on the participation there is potential for this sport to be cancelled.
2 - Canoe/Kayak Canada is has submitted a proposal for the inclusion of kayak into the Canoeing event, the Regina 2014 NAIG Host Society is working with their provincial sport organization on hosting requirements. This will not increase the number of participants within Canoeing.
Several sports have been put in an “Under Review” status which means that the NAIG Council will be reviewing 2014 NAIG registration data and regional participation rates to discuss the future of these sports in the NAIG sport program beyond 2014. These sports include:
- 3D Archery
- Rifle Shooting
If there are any questions please direct them first to your Provincial, Territorial or State team representatives. If you do not know who they are please contact Norman Ettawacappo, NAIG Council Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at 1-800-453-7239. He will put you in contact with them.
Dave Canadian, NAIG Council President
Charly Kelly, Sport & Technical Committee chairperson