The Aboriginal Sport Circle is Canada's national voice for Indigenous sport, which brings together the interests of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Established in 1995, the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) was created through a national consensus-building process, in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Indigenous peoples.

The ASC is comprised of 13 members called the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (P/TASB) including the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council.

Click here to learn more about the members of the ASC

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is the largest multi-sport and cultural event hosted in Canada and the United States specifically targeted for Indigenous/Native American populations.

In Canada it is a fundamental component of the Indigenous sport movement as it has effected positive change in the health and well being of Indigenous peoples. The NAIG Council is the International Governing Body for the North American Indigenous Games. It ensures the purposes and philosophies are reflected in all aspects of the Games. The NAIG Council works in a manner which is consistent with the cultural, spiritual and traditional values of the people it represents.

The MASRC manages and administers Team Manitoba for these Games. Click here to learn more about Team Manitoba.

The MASRC is recognized by Sport Manitoba and the Provincial Sport Organizations (PSO) as the bridge between the existing partners in the sport delivery system and Manitoba's Indigenous communities.

The PSO's and Coaching Manitoba help to provide educational and upgrading opportunities for Indigenous coaches and officials as well as provide more accessible programs and opportunities for Indigenous youth to participate in sport in Manitoba.


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