VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) — The North American Indigenous Video games have fallen sufferer to the pandemic.
The Victoria-based NAIG Council voted Wednesday to postpone the occasion, which was set to happen on the week of July 12 in Halifax.
Following the lead of the Olympics, Indigenous Video games organizers say they’re hoping to shift the occasion to the summer season of subsequent 12 months.
” Whereas we’re all upset with the postponement, the well being, security, and well-being of our communities and households, together with everybody concerned within the Video games, is paramount,” the discharge reads.
We perceive the significance of working as one to flatten the curve, even when it means placing one thing wonderful on maintain, for now.
The well being and security for all communities throughout Turtle Island is our top-priority, and we wish to let you recognize the Video games have been postponed pic.twitter.com/Y2DwTprPM1
— 2020 North American Indigenous Video games (@NAIG2020HFX) March 25, 2020
This 12 months’s occasion in Halifax was to play host to round 5,000 indigenous athletes from throughout North America.
The council says they’ll proceed to replace and provide methods to deliver the neighborhood collectively by offering digital methods to maintain individuals lively as many self-isolate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Within the meantime, we encourage you to proceed coaching to take care of your bodily well being and health whereas following the rules for social distancing,” the discharge provides.
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