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Announcement of New NAIG Council President

December 12, 2023

NAIG | Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council Inc.

December 11, 2023

Cabazon, California

November 27, 2023- The North American Indigenous Games Council hosted its Annual General Meeting on the traditional land of the Morongo Tribe of Mission Indians, California, where they appointed Marc Laliberte (Region 5 Canada, Ontario) as NAIG Council President. Marc lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in the Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabe of Robinson Superior Treaty alongside the Metis people with his spouse Gloria, son Alexander and daughter, Sage. Marc is a Nehiyah / Anishnaabe (Plains Cree / Saulteaux) member of Cowessess First Nation, Treaty 4 Saskatchewan. Other members of the executive chosen at the NAIG Council election include:

Treasurer - Melodye Whitesell (Region 4 Canada, Manitoba - Red River Métis)

Vice President - Awhenjiosta Myers (Region 10 USA - Haudenosaunee)

Secretary - Virgil Morgan (Region 3 USA, Colorado)

At Large Members - Aaron Wells (Region 12 Canada, Northwest Territories)

- Matt Roberson (Region 6 USA, Minnesota)

Shannon Dunfield (Region 2 Canada, Alberta) remains as past president.

*** About the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council: The NAIG Council is the International Governing Body for NAIG and helps actualize the collective potential of the bodies, minds, and spirit of our people and their hopes and dreams. The Council oversees all matters pertaining to the Games, including the inclusion of purposes and philosophies during the event that are consistent with the cultural, spiritual, and traditional values of the peoples represented in the games. In all activities, the Council ensures the promotion and encouragement of holistic, individual development that assures mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.

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Marc Laliberte, President

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