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Host Society Management Division
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1.65 m of textual records. -- 1 floppy disk.
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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.
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Forms part of Fonds 24. Series A includes records created or collected by members or committees of the Host Society responsible for organizing the 2002 NAIG in the years 1994-2002. As the highest level of management, The Host Society was the core of the 2002 NAIG. High level decisions were made at the Host Society level; Host Society meetings were attended by Government representatives, Chairs of other NAIG Divisions, and representatives of related Aboriginal or Metis organizations or groups; and updates from all other NAIG divisions were received and considered by the Host Society. Records include General Manager’s Files, Executive Assistant Files, and the Minutes of the Host Society Organizing Council, Budget & Finance Committee, Executive Committee, Chef de Mission meetings, NAIG Council, Board of Directors, Risk Management Committee, and other Staff Meetings.
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Many records were removed from binders.
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Records are predominantly in English. Some copies of records exist in French.
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No further accruals are expected.