BC First Nation, Kamloops signal they want to host 2027 North American Indigenous Games

By Sam Laskaris Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Tk?’emlups te Secwepemc (formerly the Kamloops Indian Band) and the city of Kamloops have announced their intention to bid to host the 2027 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). A press conference was staged this past Friday, Nov. 25, to announce that the Tk?’emlups te Secwepemc and area bid has been selected in B.C. to put to NAIG organizers. The move was endorsed by the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I-SPARC), the provincial governing body of Indigenous sports in B.C. Tk?’emlups te Secwepemc/Kamloops is the first of eligible groups to announce a bid intention. I-SPARC CEO Rick Brant said the NAIG Council, which traditionally awards the hosting rights for the Games, established a new hosting rotation a few years ago. The 2023…

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