NAIG 2020

The 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be taking place from July 12-19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ISWO, the designated Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body (P/TASB) for Ontario, is the organization authorized by the NAIG Council to select, develop and manage all aspects of Team Ontario for the purposes of competing at the NAIG 2020.

ISWO has launched a Sport Development Tour, which offers increased opportunities for young Indigenous athletes to tryout, develop their sport specific skills, train for competition and be identified for qualifiers or additional support. The Sport Development Tour includes multi-sport camps, identification at existing partner events and official tryouts. ISWO staff is working hard to identify as many athletes as possible from all regions of the province, for the opportunity to tryout for a place on Team Ontario to compete at NAIG 2020.

ISWO will be hosting identification opportunities, tryouts, multi-sport camps and training clinics, over the next several months into the spring of 2020, to ensure an inclusive and competitive Team Ontario, to represent the province at NAIG 2020. Look here for information about tryout schedules, selection processes, FAQ’s and final rosters.

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ATHLETE INFORMATION

Are you interested in competing at the 2020 NAIG in Halifax? Here’s all the information you need to know about policies, sports, fees and eligibility. This page is intended to support your journey through registering for tryouts, to being selected and accepting a position, to attending the 2020 NAIG as part of Team Ontario. Check back regularly as we will continue to update the page along the process.

If you have any questions and can’t find the answer in any of the documents below, please send an email to Team.Ontario@iswo.ca.

SPORT INFORMATION

3-D Archery

3-D Archery is a subset of field archery focusing on shooting at life-like three-dimensional animal shaped targets placed in dynamic settings and at varying distances.  Competitors must gauge the distance to the target and adjust their aim to hit the center of the scoring rings on the target which are typically located off-center, over the targets heart and vital area.

Ontario’s archery team will consist of up to 8 athletes in two age categories. Two females and two males will represent Team Ontario in the under 16 division and the under 19 division. Two coaches will accompany the archery team. The archery team will compete in the two equipment divisions of compound and instinctive.

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to the section included in the Sport Technical Package.

For more information about Archery in Ontario please visit:

PSO
Ontario Association of Archers

NSO
Archery Canada

IF
World Archery

 

2017 NAIG 3-D Archery Results

Athletics

Athletics is divided into three disciplines: track events (including sprints, middle- and long-distance running and relays), field events (including javelin, discus, shot put, high jump, long jump, and triple jump), and cross country running.

The NAIG Athletics competition will consist of both male and female individual and team relay events for:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)
  • U14 (2006 – 2008)

Team Ontario will be selecting up to eight (8) male and eight (8) female athletes for each age category. An athlete is allowed to compete in four events plus two (2) relays. Cross country counts as one of the four events.

For each age category, each contingent has a maximum of 3 athletes per individual event.

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for NAIG 2020, please refer to  International Association of Athletics Federations Rulebook.

PSO

Athletics Ontario

NSO

Athletics Canada

IF

International Association of Athletics Federations

Badminton

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed please refer to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rulebook.

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)

 

PSO

Badminton Ontario

NSO

Badminton Canada

IF

Badminton World Federation

Baseball

Baseball is a bat and ball game played by two teams, who take turns batting and fielding.

Team Ontario will be selecting up to 16 male athletes for competition at NAIG 2020.

  • U17 (2003 – 2005)

Baseball players must supply their own bats, batting helmets, and gloves. Catchers shall supply all their additional equipment.

Each team will play a minimum of three games.

For specific information regarding the sport’s rules and regulations, please refer to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Rulebook.

PSO

Baseball Ontario

NSO

Baseball Canada

IF

World Baseball Softball Confederation

Basketball

The NAIG 2020 basketball competition consists of both male and female team competitions for:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)
  • U14 (2006 – 2008)

Team Ontario may select up to 12 players per age category in both male and female categories.

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for NAIG 2020, please refer to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Rulebook.

PSO
Ontario Basketball

NSO
Canada Basketball

IF

International Basketball Federation

 

Canoe/Kayak

Historically, canoes and kayaks were used primarily for transport, hunting, and trade. Kayaks are closed boats with a cockpit for sitting in and athletes use a double-blade paddle. Canoes are open boats and athletes use a single-blade paddle.

Canoe/Kayak competition for the NAIG 2020 consists of male and female singles, doubles and mixed doubles for the following age categories:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)
  • U14 (2006 – 2008)

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to the Canoe Kayak Canada Marathon Canoe Racing Competition Rules and Sprint Racing Rules.

PSO
Canoe Kayak Ontario

NSO
Canoe Kayak Canada

IF
International Canoe Federation

Golf

Golf competition for the NAIG 2020 will consist of male and female competitors for the following age categories:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U17 (2003 – 2005)

For specific information regarding the sport’s rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) Rulebook.

PSO
Golf Ontario

NSO
Golf Canada

IF
International Golf Federation

Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball, and a long-handled stick called a Crosse or lacrosse stick.  Lacrosse is an Indigenous sport and one of the oldest team sports in North America; it is also Canada’s national summer sport.

The Box Lacrosse competition for NAIG 2020 will consist of male teams and a female team for the following age categories:

Male

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)

Female

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)

Team Ontario may select up to 20 players for each of the age categories, for male and female teams.

 For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Rulebook.

PSO
Ontario Lacrosse Association

NSO
Canadian Lacrosse Association

IF
Federation of International Lacrosse

Rifle Shooting

Rifle Shooting

Rifle shooting competition for the NAIG 2020 will consist of male and female individuals in the following age categories:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)

Team Ontario may select up to two (2) males and two (2) females per age category.

For specific information regarding the sport’s rules and regulations that will be followed for NAIG 2020, please refer to the most recent version of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Rulebook.

 

PSO
Ontario Rifle Association

NSO
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association

IF
International Shooting Sport Federation

Soccer

Soccer competition for the NAIG 2020 will consist of both male and female teams for the following age categories:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)

Team Ontario may select up to 18 males and 18 females per age category.

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to The Laws of the Game of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

 

PSO
Ontario Soccer Association

NSO
Canada Soccer

IF
Fédération Internationale de Football Association

Softball

The game of softball is similar to baseball except the diamond is shorter, the field itself is smaller, there are only seven innings and the pitcher throws the ball underhand to the batter.  The ball used in softball is larger than that used in baseball but can rise, drop, curve and change speed during the pitch.

Softball competition for the NAIG 2020 will consist of both male and female teams for the following age categories:

U19 (2001 – 2003)

U16 (2004 – 2006)

Team Ontario may select up to eleven (11) males and eleven (11) females per age category.

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to World Baseball Softball Confederation Softball Division Rulebook.

 

PSO
Softball Ontario

NSO
Softball Canada

IF
World Baseball Softball Confederation

Swimming

Swimming races incorporate the techniques of breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and freestyle, and are contested at distances of 50 metres, 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and 1,500 metres. Swimming is a timed competition — the first athlete or team (relay) to touch the timing pad at the end of the last lap wins.

Swimming competition for the NAIG 2020 will consist of both male and female individual events and relay events for the following age categories:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)
  • U14 (2006 – 2008)

Team Ontario may select up to a maximum of four (4) male swimmers and four (4) female swimmers per each age classification respectively. An athlete is allowed to compete in a maximum of six (6) events plus three (3) relays.

For specific information regarding the sport’s rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to the Fédération Internationale de Natation Amateur (FINA) Rulebook.

 

PSO
Swim Ontario

NSO
Swimming Canada

IF
FINA

Volleyball

Volleyball competition for the NAIG 2020 will consist of male and female teams for the following age categories:

  • U19 (2001 – 2003)
  • U16 (2004 – 2006)

Team Ontario may select up to ten (10) males and ten (10) females per age category.

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) Rulebook.

 

PSO
Ontario Volleyball Association

NSO
Volleyball Canada

IF
Federation International de Volleyball

Wrestling

In a contest of strength, skill, will and training, the combatants attempt to collect points by controlling their opponents with holds, grapples, throws and pins. Bouts are usually two or three periods of up to three minutes each, with the victorious wrestler being the first to win two rounds.

The NAIG wrestling competition consists of both male and female individual competition for following age and weight classes. Participants born in 2001 to 2005 are eligible and Team Ontario will be selecting up to five (5) males and five (5) females for the team.

MALE FEMALE
46 KG / 101.4 lbs

 

46 KG / 101.4 lbs
52 KG/ 114.6 lbs 52 KG / 114.6 lbs

 

58 KG / 127.9 lbs 58 KG/ 127.9 lbs

 

66 KG/ 145.5 lbs 64 KG/ 141 lbs

 

74 KG/ 163.1 lbs 70 KG / 154.3 lbs

 

80 KG/176.4 lbs 76 KG/167.5 lbs

 

90 KG/198.4 lbs 82 KG/ 180.8 lbs

 

100 KG / 220.5 lbs

 

88 KG/ 194 lbs
115 KG / 253.5 lbs 95 KG/ 209.4 lbs

 

130 KG / 286.6 lbs 105 KG/ 231.5 lbs

 

 

For specific information regarding the rules and regulations that will be followed for the NAIG 2020, please refer to the United World Wrestling (UWW) Rulebook.

 

PSO
Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association

NSO
Wrestling Canada

IF
United World Wrestling