The 2017 North American Indigenous Games

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be hosted by Toronto from July 16-23, with venues across the Greater Toronto Area. This will be the 10 th NAIG to be staged, the first having taken place in 1990. Travelling from across Canada and the United States, over 5000 Indigenous athletes aged 13-19 will compete in 14 sports (3-D archery, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, canoe...Read more


SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article reviewing a research study evaluating SPORT PARTICIPATION’S ROLE IN BULLYING PREVENTION FOR YOUNG ABORIGINAL WOMEN. "Mean mugging": an exploration of young Aboriginal women's experiences of...Read more

Diversity in Sport

SIRC Newsletter now available online: Diversity in Sport The Canadian sport community has the opportunity to embrace our uniquely diverse population and actively strive for a multicultural and socially inclusive environment. Proactive sport organizations adopt a broad view of diversity and value it to its fullest extent. Ideally, this means going beyond merely removing barriers to participation...Read more

University of Alberta to Provide Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Certificate

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation and the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada have joined forces to offer a new certificate for students geared towards Aboriginal sport and recreation, starting the fall of 2011. The first of its kind in Canada, the program is designed to offer core courses from both faculties and will provide graduates with an...Read more

Third Time is the Charm. Regina Wins the 2014 NAIG!

The Saskatchewan capital city of Regina has been chosen to host the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) after two previous bid attempts in 2008 and 2011. The event will be organized in cooperation with the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) and the Metis Nation-Saskatchewan , along with the city and the provincial government. The North American Indigenous Games is a multi-...Read more

Aboriginal Youth Unite This Week in Prince Rupert, B.C.

The 9th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference called “ Gathering Our Voices 2011 ” is currently taking place this week in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. This is an excellent opportunity to promote healthy living in Aboriginal communities as well as to provide education to Aboriginal youth on many important topics. Hosted by the British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres , the...Read more