Sponsored by ENBA Sports, 1,400 Indigenous athletes and their supporters from across Alberta will engage in one week of 10 different competitive sports, traditional games, 10 special events, education and cultural connection.
Online PR News – 13-May-2013 – St. Albert, Alberta, Canada – Several community leaders have partnered with the 2013 Alberta Indigenous
Games, including The Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health and Addiction
(who have endorsed and supported The Elders Village, which will be the “Heart and
Soul” of these games), and Norquest College which proudly supports and has helped
develop The Manual of Aboriginal Best Practises in Sport and Wellness. This manual
will illuminate the story behind the stories of success of well-known Indigenous
athletes, artists and entertainers.
We are pleased to announce the partnership and sponsorship of Enbridge and The
Ptarmigan Foundation as proud Platinum sponsors of the 2013 Alberta Indigenous
Games, along with many other notable sponsors, without whom the games would not
“Body and soul heal together and individuals heal as community heals. The Alberta Indigenous Games bring together sport and thought, tradition with innovation, individuals and community, history and the present moment, heart and soul. The event facilitates physical development and emotional growth, friendly competition and cooperative effort, just the right combination to promote healing of the body/mind.”
- Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D., Physician and Author
“From time immemorial Aboriginal People have relied on our youth to be strong in mind, spirit, heart and body. Our traditional way of life shows adults how to create a world that gives inner strength to our people. All Native Youth should have the experience of adults who love them. Opportunities to be successful give Aboriginal young people the pride of accomplishment. We teach and empower our young people to be responsible. Native people admire a person who is generous in spirit to everyone in the community”
- Dr. Martin Brokenleg, Vice President, Reclaiming Youth International