NAIG 2023

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are a multi-sport, multi-disciplinary event for Indigenous youth, between the ages of 13 and 19, from across North America (Turtle Island). The Games will bring together 756 Indigenous Nations, and approximately 5,000 athletes, to celebrate, share and reconnect through sport and culture in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth and Millbrook First Nation. The Games will offer contemporary sports competitions, three of which are traditional Indigenous sports, including box lacrosse, 3D archery and canoe/kayaking.

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Are you interested in trying out for Team Ontario?

ISWO will be hosting tryouts across the province of Ontario for NAIG sports throughout the year and into 2023. Tryouts will take place across Ontario.  Registration for tryouts will open approximately a month before the tryout date. Don’t see your tryout event in your area listed? We are accepting online applications! Visit

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Tryouts Registration
Tryout Checklist


Are you looking to compete at the 2023 NAIG in Halifax? Here’s 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 2023 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