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North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg), Inc. (1997-2002)
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1994-2002 ; predominant 2000-2002 (Creation)
- North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg), Inc.
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3.33 m of textual records
120 photographs : col.
ca. 750 negatives
12 VHS tapes
8 cassette tapes
7 8mm video cassettes
2 floppy disks
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The 2002 North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg) was incorporated after Winnipeg was awarded the 2002 North American Indigenous Games by the NAIG council. This award was based on a presentation made in December of 1997 by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council, 3 levels of government, Tourism Winnipeg, Manitoba Metis Federation and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. The mandate of the Society was to plan, organize, finance and stage the 2002 North American Indigenous Games in Winnipeg, and to leave a tangible legacy for Aboriginal sport and cultural activities for future generations. As the organizers of the event, the Host Society was responsible for event coordination, promotion, and fundraising as well as liaising with partners and other administrative tasks.
The North American Indigenous Games is a multi-sport and cultural celebration that involves Aboriginal athletes, performers, volunteers and spectators from across Canada and the United States. The Games have been held intermittently across North America since 1990, in culmination of a vision to hold games for the Indigenous Peoples of North American that began in the 1970s. The 2002 North American Indigenous Games were held in Winnipeg from July 25 to August 4, and made use of venues throughout Winnipeg and nearby communities. An estimated 6500 athletes and coaches, and 3000 performers and spectators, participated in cultural events and/or competed in 16 different sports. The official Host Broadcaster was the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.
The 2002 NAIG was acclaimed as a successful and enjoyable athletic and cultural event. The Games had an estimated economic impact of almost $26 million in the province of Manitoba. An approximately $90,000 Legacy Plan was proposed by the Host Society’s Legacy Committee, and is intended to ensure that the knowledge, skills, and information gained because of the North American Indigenous Games continue to serve the Aboriginal sport community in the future.
The Host Society consisted of 8 Divisions; Host Society Management Division; Administration & Finance Division; Communications Division; Cultural Division; Operations Division; Sport Division; and Volunteer Division.
The records of the NAIG Host Society (Winnipeg) Inc. were transferred to the City of Winnipeg Archives in 2003 (Accession 2003/38 ).
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The fonds consists of records created and maintained by the North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg) Incorporated from 1997 to 2002. Materials are in eight series.
Series 163: (A) Host Society Management Division, 1994-2002.
Series 164: (B) Administration & Finance Division, 1998-2002.
Series 165: (C) Communications Division, 1994-2002.
Series 166: (D) Cultural Division, 1997-2002.
Series 167: (F) Fundraising Division, 2001-2002.
Series 168: (O) Operations Division, 1999-2002.
Series 169: (S) Sport Division, 1995-2000.
Series 170: (V) Volunteer Division, 2001-2002.
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Records remain in their original Series. Records were rearranged as needed within each Series.
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There are restrictions on access to these records. See series level descriptions.
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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.
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Further accruals are not expected.
The cover logo was designed by Rita L. Albert.
Some records that exist in the NAIG fonds or are related to the 2002 NAIG may be found in the City of Winnipeg’s Decision Making Information System (DMIS). These include minutes referring to the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (2001), Multi-Party and Venue Agreements (November 2001), Report of the Executive Policy Committee (May 2002), the NAIG Legacy Plan (June 2003), and plans for “First Steps: Municipal Aboriginal Pathways,” which represents the City’s explicit commitment to addressing challenges of Aboriginal people in Winnipeg (September 2003).
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