From July 15-23, Cape Breton University will proudly sponsor the North American Indigenous Games. As the only post-secondary sponsor of NAIG, CBU and Unama’ki College ambassadors will engage with more than 5000 NAIG athletes, welcoming them to the CBU-sponsored Athlete’s Lounge, located in the Cultural Village at the Halifax Commons, throughout the course of the Games.
Hosted every four years, NAIG was created to help Indigenous athletes realize the collective potential of their bodies, mind and spirit. Mi’kma’ki welcomes 756 Indigenous Nations to celebrate, share and reconnect through sport and culture.
“We are moving into an exciting week in Mi’kma’ki,” says Laurianne Sylvester, Dean of Unama’ki College. “This will be an opportunity to connect with so many Indigenous athletes, coaches, families, cultural leaders and Elders from across Turtle Island (North America). Cape Breton University is proud to sponsor this year’s NAIG games and we are grateful to have been invited to participate and to welcome visitors to beautiful Mi’kma’ki.”
With a mission to enhance the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples by supporting self-determined sports and cultural activities, NAIG features 15 different sporting events with both team and individual competition. In addition to the sporting events, the games include a cultural village where attendees can learn about Mi’kmaw culture, participate in cultural demonstrations, shop in the artist marketplace or take in performances by local musicians and dancers.
CBU, together with Unama’ki College, would like to extend best wishes to all athletes involved in the 10th North American Indigenous Games from July 15-23 in Halifax.
To support our CBU participants, tune in live to NAIG events by visiting naig2023.com.