About Us

Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

ASCNWT is directed by a Board of Directors comprised of one representative from each of the five Regions of the NWT, as well as two directors at large and a youth member. 

MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mission of the Aboriginal Sports Circle of the Northwest Territories is to promote and enhance community wellness and cultural awareness through sport and recreational activities.

OBJECTIVES
  1. To deliver traditional sports programs across the NWT. 
  2. To support territorial sports organizations in developing aboriginal athletes and communities across the NWT.
  3. To profile and promote developing aboriginal athletes in the NWT.
  4. To develop and maintain a connection between traditional sports and aboriginal culture.
  5. To work in partnership with federal, territorial and community governments to further grow sport and cultural awareness in NWT communities.
  6. To plan and deliver Team NWT for the North American Indigenous Games.
  7. To align and develop partnership with the National Aboriginal Sport Organizations, including the Aboriginal Sports Circle Canada and North American Indigenous Games Council. 
  8. To celebrate the achievements of aboriginal coaches, volunteers and athletes across the NWT.

 

 

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ABOUT THE ABORIGINAL SPORT CIRCLE WORKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.