2020 NAIG Tryout Information

2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

What is NAIG?

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is a multi-sport and cultural event where Indigenous athletes from across North America gather to compete against one another.

The vision of NAIG is to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples by supporting self-determined sports and cultural activities. This in turn will encourage equal access to participation in the social, cultural, and spiritual fabric of our communities.

Tryout Information

Dates and Locations

Archery Tryouts: July 21, 2019. Fort La Bosse Wildlife Association (Outdoor) - Virden

Athletics (Track) Tryouts: June 14th-15th, 2019. U of M Athletics Field - Winnipeg

Badminton - South Tryouts: July 28th, 2019. Sport for Life Centre - Winnipeg

Badminton - North Tryouts: July 27th, 2019. School Gym - Misipawistik (Grand Rapids)

Basketball - South Tryout: June 14th-16th, 2019. Sport for Life Centre - Winnipeg

Basketball - North Tryouts: June 1st - 2nd, 2019. Multi Plex & School Gym - Nisichawayasihk (Nelson House)

Basketball - Finals: July 6th - 7th, 2019. Winnipeg

Box Lacrosse Tryouts: July 27th-28th, 2019. Arena - Sagkeeng

SECOND Box Lacrosse Tryouts: September 14, 2019. CanLan Arena, Winnipeg

Canoe/Kayak Tryouts: July 13th, 2019. Pike Lake - Opaskwayak (OCN)

Golf Tryouts: Aug 3rd, 2019. The Players Course, Winnipeg

Soccer - North Tryouts: July 13th-14th, 2019. Arbor Site Field, Opaskwayak (OCN)

Soccer - South Tryouts: July 20th - 21st, 2019. Phoenix Soccer Field, Winnipeg

Softball Tryouts: June 8th - 9th, 2019. John Blumberg - Headingley

Swimming: [Send in Competition Results to the MASRC Office]

Volleyball - North Tryouts: May 25th - 26th, 2019. Rec Complex, Nisichawayasihk (Nelson House)

Volleyball - South Tryouts: June 8th, 2019. Sport for Life Centre - Winnipeg

Wrestling Tryouts: July 20th, 2019. Sport for Life Centre - Winnipeg

Time Schedule:

Find the time schedules for the tryouts on our Events page or our Interactive Map (below)!

Check our our NEW interactive map!


It has the time schedules posted on it. We will continue to update it with 2020 NAIG information!

Age Divisions for 2020 NAIG:

Below is a list of the sports with the age categories athletes can compete in.

19 & Under [19U] (born in 2001 & later)

17 & Under [17U] (born in 2003 & later)

16 & Under [16U] (born in 2004 & later)

14 & Under [14U] (born in 2006 & later)


Age Division

Year of Birth


16U, 19U

2004 & Later, 2001 & Later


14U, 16U, 19U

2006 & Later, 2004 & Later, 2001 & Later


16U, 19U

2004 & Later, 2001 & Later


14U, 16U, 19U

2006 & Later, 2004 & Later, 2001 & Later

Box Lacrosse

Male = 16U, 19U

Female = 19U

2004 & Later, 2001 & Later

2001 & Later

Canoe / Kayak

14U, 16U, 19U

2006 & Later, 2004 & Later, 2001 & Later


17U, 19U

2003 & Later, 2001 & Later


16U, 19U

2004 & Later, 2001 & Later


16U, 19U

2004 & Later, 2001 & Later


14U, 16U, 19U

2006 & Later, 2004 & Later, 2001 & Later


16U, 19U

2004 & Later, 2001 & Later




The tryout fee is $40 for each sport. The athlete must pay $40 for each sport they would like to try out for. For example, if an athlete decides to tryout for softball and basketball, that athlete must pay $80.

For tryouts that have 2 location options (North & South), an athlete only needs to register for one. For example, the athlete would register for Volleyball North OR Volleyball South.

Note: The tryout fee for the 2020 NAIG tryouts is $10 less than the tryout fee from the 2017 NAIG tryouts.

Tryout registration is now open!

A parent or guardian must fill out a tryout registration form for the athlete. The tryout registration form can be found online at:


If you have any questions or would like to request the tryout registration form, please contact Kaitlyn Ducharme at the MASRC Office.

Kaitlyn Ducharme


Phone: 204-925-5737

Fax: 204-925-5716


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