The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is expected to be the largest sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous Peoples in North America. The Toronto 2017 NAIG will host more than 5,000 participants, 2,000 volunteers and countless spectators for 14 sport categories being held within world-class venues located across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including the Region of Hamilton and Six Nations of the Grand River.
Theme of the 2017 Games
Past, Present, Future. All One.
The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will unite individuals and communities across North America through sport to celebrate our past (heritage), present (unity) and future (youth). In the spirit of the NAIG movement, the Toronto 2017 NAIG strives to promote the unity of Indigenous Peoples across North America and cultivate opportunities for physical, cultural and social development.
The 2017 NAIG logo incorporates an eagle, feather, sash and the colours of the northern lights. The eagle is a symbol of great significance to many Indigenous people across North America, representing strength, leadership and wisdom. The feather (First Nations), sash (Métis) and northern lights (Inuit) represent the spirit and celebration of the Games and symbolizes the coming together of all Indigenous people in unity and strength. The colours seek to represent the emotions that the Games evoke: inspiration, kinship, passion, determination, courage, harmony and will.