One-year countdown to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games

Submitted by: Joanne Meyer, MNO Director of Intergovernmental Relations

2017 North American Indigenous Games_SYCP
(L-R) Alicia Blore, MNO Education Officer; the Honourable
David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and
Reconciliation; Joanne Burt, SYCP Lead; and Simone Blais,
SYCP Facilitator. Click here to view a larger version.

On Friday, July 15, 2016, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) staff were invited to the official one-year countdown celebration to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) to perform a Métis cultural dance. Guests were entertained by MNO Education Officer Alicia Blore’s fiddle music while Summer Youth Cultural Program Lead Joanna Burt and Facilitator Simone Blais danced a Métis jig.

At the event, MNO staff had the opportunity to meet with the Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and the Mayor of Toronto John Tory.

The 2017 NAIG will take place in Toronto from July 16 to 23. The first NAIG games took place in 1990 with the vision of improving the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples by encouraging equal participation in sports and cultural activities.

Published on: August 16, 2016

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