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The funding will support the participation of Indigenous youth and help celebrate Mi’kmaq and other Indigenous cultures
SIPEKNE’KATIK FIRST NATION (Nova Scotia), Mi’kmaq Traditional and Ancestral TerritoryAnd June 30, 2023 /CNW/ – Sport has the wonderful power of bringing people together. It brings us together and inspires us to cheer on our athletes and teams, fosters greater inclusion and helps build strong communities. Sport also allows our youth to acquire skills and habits that will serve them throughout their lives. The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) embodies all of these benefits for Indigenous youth.
today, Jaime BatisteParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Crown and Aboriginal Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney Victoria, referred to the government Canada of more than $9 million Jan who 2023 Kjipuktuk (Halifax). He confirmed this support on behalf of the Honorable Pascal Saint-OngeMinister of Sports and Minister Responsible for the Economic Development Agency Canada About Qubik regions, and honorable people Jennette Pettibus TaylorMinister of Official Languages and Minister Responsible for the Economic Development Agency Canada Atlantic (Aqua).
A total of $8.363 million in funds came from Sports Canada’s Canadian hosting program, while the ACOA made a non-repayable contribution of $700,000.
NAIGs play an important role in the development of young Indigenous athletes. They give them good training and competition opportunities, as well as offering valuable cultural experiences. For the first time ever, NAIG will be held at Canada Atlantic. From July 15 to 23, the Games will offer a dynamic cultural programme, as well as strengthen ties between indigenous youth from the 756 countries of the region. Canada And the United States. It will undoubtedly be a living testament to Aboriginal unity, heritage, youth and sport.
The announced financial support embodies the government’s commitment Canada Respond to calls for action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canadaand specifically Call to Action #88, which calls on all levels of government to take action to ensure the long-term development and growth of Indigenous athletes and to maintain their support for NAIG.
Our government is pleased to support Indigenous Games in North America north 2023! They combine athletes from both traditional and regular sports. Thus, the Games allow Aboriginal youth to develop and showcase their athletic skills while celebrating their heritage. Sport and physical activity inspire Indigenous youth and their communities to grow and succeed. In addition, they enhance their health and well-being, enhance their cultural identity and pride, and make a significant contribution to reconciliation.
– Honorable Pascal Saint-OngeMinister of Sports and Minister Responsible for the Economic Development Agency Canada for the regions of Quebec
We recognize the rich contributions of indigenous peoples and communities in building a Canada Powerful, innovative and across the Atlantic. I am very pleased that our government, through ACOA, is supporting Indigenous Games in North America north 2023, which will attract more than 5,000 indigenous participants from around the world Canada And in the United States. This meeting will be an important driver of economic activity. In addition, it will leave us a legacy of a better understanding of Aboriginal culture and will generate great pride among the participating nations and athletes.
– Honorable Jennette Pettibus TaylorMinister of Official Languages and Minister Responsible for the Economic Development Agency Canada Atlantic
In addition to bringing together young Indigenous athletes from hundreds of nations, the Indigenous Games of North America north Showcasing 2023 Indigenous Cultures and Traditions. Indigenous tourism experiences such as the games are a great opportunity to discover the rich traditions of indigenous peoples and to promote a strong and resilient indigenous economy. Good luck to all participants!
Honorable Patty HajduMinister of Indigenous Services
Sport is one of the best ways for young people to learn, build confidence and connect with others. I am very proud that Nova Scotia is hosting the North American Aboriginal Games and providing thousands of Aboriginal youth with these invaluable opportunities.
– Jaime BatisteParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Crown and Aboriginal Relations and Member of Parliament for Sydney Victoria
Excitement is palpable as Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Millbrook and Sipekne’katik First Nations prepare to host the largest multi-sport and multi-cultural event in history. Canada The Atlantic since the first contacts. The investment announced today goes a long way towards achieving our goal of providing a positive experience and supporting Indigenous youth. We thank the government Canada For his support and to help our NAIG team create lasting memories for everyone involved in these historic games.
– Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons, President, Welcome Society Jan who 2023
In addition to today’s announcement:
The Aboriginal Sports Department has received $1.5 million to help the teams in Canada Dealing with increased travel costs for athletes.
in budgets 2017 and By 2022, the funding envelope for Indigenous sports and youth set out in the regional and regional bilateral agreements includes funding for culturally relevant programs, support for local and regional sports organizations, and team preparation and travel for the NAIGs.
$100,000 has been allocated to NAIG by developing Indigenous tourism in the United States Canada Atlantic Initiative for Strategic Partnerships.
The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) is an all-government action led by Indigenous Services Canada to help Indigenous communities participate in complex economic development projects.
NAIG is one of the largest Aboriginal sports and cultural gatherings in North America. This multi-sport meeting for youth ages 13-19 promotes unity, sports, culture, youth, volunteering, and teamwork with First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Uninitiated communities.
The first NAIGs were held in 1990 in Edmonton, Alberta, attracted nearly 3,000 participants. The last games held Toronto In 2017, it brought together about 3,900 athletes. The 2020 Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 5,000 indigenous people from 756 countries are in Canada And from the United States to Jan who 2023. Team sizes range from 8,500 participants.
sports programme Jan who 2023 will feature 16 sports, including 3 traditional Aboriginal sports: rowing, lacrosse and 3D archery.
Since most of the gaming action will take place in the Halifax area, the 1st Mi’kmaq States of Millbrook and Sibicnicatic will host two sports in a row: 3D archery and softball.
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