Province announces funding for potential North American Indigenous Games in Halifax

The provincial government has announced $3.5 million to support a bid by the Mi'kmaq Sport Council of Nova Scotia to bring the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) to Halifax.

Government says in a release that the site visit took place this week, and if successful it would be the largest multi-sport event to ever be held in Nova Scotia.

More than 5,000 Indigenous participants from over 756 nations take part in fifteen events over eight days, and includes a large cultural village and a variety of cultural performances.

The North American Indigenous Games Council will decide on the 2020 host location after final presentations by the competing jurisdictions are complete in early May.

Toronto hosted the last NAIG event in 2017, where Team Nova Scotia picked up sixteen medals; five gold, seven silver, and four bronze.