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Media advisory: Government of Canada to announce funding for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games in Nova Scotia

Press Release

From: Canadian Heritage

SIPEKNE’KATIK FIRST NATION, Nova Scotia – Jaime Battiste, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Member of Parliament (Sydney–Victoria), will highlight federal funding for the 2023 North American Indigenous Games on Friday. He will make the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, and the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Official Languages and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. He will also be joined by Kody Blois, Member of Parliament (Kings–Hants), and Lena Metlege Diab, Member of Parliament (Halifax West).

The announcement will take place at the canoe relay that is preceding the North American Indigenous Games.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

The details are as follows:

DATE: Friday, June 30, 2023

TIME: 12:00 p.m.

LOCATIONS:

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha – 12:00 p.m.
509 Church Street
Sipekne’katik First Nation, Nova Scotia

Sipekne’katik Multipurpose Centre – 12:50 p.m.
185 Sesame Street
Sipekne’katik First Nation, Nova Scotia

Contacts

For more information (media only), please contact:

Ariane Joazard-Bélizaire
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
ariane.joazard-belizaire@pch.gc.ca

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
1-819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca

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