Dear Nova Scotia First
Nation Communities / Organizations / Volunteers:
The Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw
Youth, Recreation & Active Circle for Living (MYRACL) is inviting the
First Nation communities, their leadership and organizations as well as
any interested parties such as parents, coaches and volunteers to our
Information Session regarding the 2006 North American Indigenous Games
The Information Session
will be taking place at the Claymore Inn in Antigonish, N.S. on Tuesday,
November 8th, 2005 from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Lunch &
refreshments will be served. Participants must cover their own travel
and accommodations (if required).
As you may know, MYRACL
has been very supportive of the opportunities for Mi’kmaw athletes and
teams from Nova Scotia to participate in high caliber regional, national
and international events such as the NAIG 2006. Scheduled to take place
from July 2nd – 9th, 2006 in Denver, Colorado, the
Colorado Indigenous Games Society (CIGS) has been working very hard in
preparation for over 5000 Aboriginal athletes from all over North
America. In 2002, it was this same prestigious event that drew over one
hundred and fifty (150) Mi’kmaw participants from Nova Scotia to
Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 2002 NAIG. At those games, over 8000
athletes and cultural performers helped to make it a very successful and
memorable event for many of our participants.
The 2006 NAIG will be
taking place in Denver, Colorado, USA and we are now in the process of
trying to find the best way to deal with issues surrounding
participation numbers, selection of athletes and sports and qualifying
of teams and individuals.
representatives from communities, schools, leadership and organizations
are invited to attend an upcoming information session on the North
American Indigenous Games (NAIG).
Should you have further
questions and to confirm your participation, please contact me at
902-756-3300 (w) or (902) 295-8200 (cellular) at your earliest
convenience or via email at
Mr. Robert Bernard
Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw
& Active Circle for Living (MYRACL).
Cc: MYRACL Executive