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LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Hello Friends and Family,
My name is George “Tex” Marshall. I am from Eskasoni located east of Halifax in the Cape Breton area. I have been building strong friendships through sport my entire life including strengthening young people in my capacity as the Aboriginal Sport Consultant for Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey. My dream has always been to bring the North American Indigenous Games to Nova Scotia, and we’ve done it.
As President of the North American Indigenous Games Host Society, we are excited to have the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG 2020) held in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. Our success bringing the games to Nova Scotia was a collaboration between the Government of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality and Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey. We’d also like to acknowledge the numerous individuals who shared their expertise and passion throughout the bid process that allowed us to be awarded the biggest multi-sport games in Halifax history.
NAIG 2020 are an amazing Mawio’mi (gathering of people) that will be held at venues in Halifax Regional Municipality and Millbrook First Nation. Halifax Commons will be abuzz with the cultural village, performances, demonstrations, art and softball. As we get ready for the 5,000 participants joining us next year, we have some exciting activities taking place throughout Nova Scotia. You will see our NAIG 2020 team out in full force, sharing the excitement of the Games and how you can get involved.
On behalf of the 2020 North American Indigenous Host Society we welcome everyone to Mi’kmaki (Mi’kmaw Territory) to celebrate the 2020 North American Indigenous Games.
Friends Made, Games Played, Culture Shared,
George Tex Marshall
Join Us for our 2020 North American Indigenous Games
Over 5,000 participants from across North America will compete in 16 sports.
Thousands of visitors will experience a cultural celebration and village at the Halifax Commons which includes dance, songs, music, games, art and teachings. New friendships will be created amongst the athletes, coaches, officials, partners and over 3,000 volunteers from Nova Scotia.
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