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Team Sask ready for action at 10th edition of NAIG

Indigenous jingle dancer leads athletes from 2023 Team Sask NAIG, into a pep rally in support of the team.

The 2023 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are set to begin this weekend in Nova Scotia.

From July 15-23, athletes from across Canada including more than 500 athletes, coaches and team personnel from Saskatchewan, will gather for the 10th edition of the event. Saskatchewan will compete in 14 different sports at 21 separate venues across Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth, Millbrook First Nation and Sipeke’katik. The Games will begin with Opening Ceremonies on July 16 and feature Closing Ceremonies July 21.

Team Sask has topped the medal table six times among any province, state or territory. In 2017 in Toronto, Team Sask finished second with 166 medals and the province has hosted the event twice – 1993 in Prince Albert and 2014 in Regina.

NAIG 2023 will welcome close to 5,200 athletes, playing in 16 different sports, visiting from approximately 750 Indigenous communities.

Sports include swimming, rifle shooting, lacrosse, 3D archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, softball, beach volleyball, canoe kayak, cross country, soccer, golf, volleyball, wrestling.

Follow Team Saskatchewan on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for rosters and other team tidbits!

Don’t miss a moment of NAIG’s action. You can support Team Saskatchewan from the comfort of your home by watching the NAIG Live Streams. Streaming will include over 1,500 total hours of sporting events, plus the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

Official results and updates can be found on the NAIG 2023 website.

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