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Friday, May 13, 2011

Re: 2014 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES

The North American Indigenous Games Council is pleased to announce Regina, Saskatchewan will have the honour of hosting the 2014 North American Indigenous Games.

After a competitive bid process the Host Candidate Cities from Regina, Saskatchewan; Halifax, Nova Scotia and London, Ontario made final presentations to the NAIG Council in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.

The Regina Bid Committee is comprised of representatives from the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, City of Regina, Province of Saskatchewan, Metis Nation of Saskatchewan, University of Regina and several cultural/community delegates.

“We are extremely proud and honoured to be selected to host the 2014 North American Indigenous Games,” says FSIN Vice Chief Morley Watson. “The real winners will be our young Indigenous athletes from across North America.”

Harold Joseph, NAIG Council President says “The 2014 North American Indigenous Games will be held in Regina, Saskatchewan based on the determined and dedicated efforts from the Regina host candidate city. The partnership between the Aboriginal community, municipal and provincial governments and the successful completion of 3 bid stages were keys to their winning bid”

The NAIG Council will monitor and work with host organizing committee from Regina, Saskatchewan during a mandatory probationary period. NAIG Council will formally announce the “2014 NAIG Host Society” when all conditions are met and continue monitoring their progress throughout planning and delivery.

For more information please contact

Harold Joseph, President North American Indigenous Games Council Mobile: (425) 299-0106 Email: harold_joseph@msvl.k12.wa.us

Norman Ettawacappo NAIG Council Liaison Mobile: (204) 471-0803 Email: nj.ettawacappo@live.ca