North American Indigenous Games 2017


The Okanagan Nation proudly recognizes the 38 Syilx participants from across the Territory who will be competing in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). All of these competitors demonstrate a high level of dedication and excellence in their sport. They have further exhibited a strong commitment to their participation and representation at NAIG through the support of their families and communities in competing in the Regional tryouts and training to represent Team BC.  We are aware of their determination to compete and vie for a spot on the Team by their fundraising efforts in order to enable their own participation. For many of these athletes NAIG will be the premier sporting event that they will participate at in their athletic careers.

There are 16 sports represented at NAIG including basketball, archery, and lacrosse, alongside many more. Of these Syilx athletes, they are in the competing in Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Lacrosse, Rifle Shooting, Softball, Volleyball, and Wrestling.

Okanagan Nation NAIG Participants

For more information on NAIG & Team BC

NAIG Website:

ISPARC Website:

Team BC Theme Song:

Follow the Games

Official NAIG Competition Schedule: NAIG Competition Schedule

Watch it Live! CBC NAIG Broadcast Schedule


In the News

Global Okanagan – Okanagan Athletes Headed to North American Indigenous Games

Penticton Western – Syilx Sending Nearly 40 Athletes to Aboriginal Games

Event Date:
July 16-23, 2017

Event Location:
Toronto, ON

Event Map:

For more info on NAIG:

Tara Montgomery, ONA Communications Lead / Email: / Tel: 250-862-6866