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Connecting Cultures: Planning the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) using GIS

The 2023 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), held from July 15 – 23, 2023 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Nova Scotia, brought together over 5,000 Indigenous youth athletes, coaches and team staff from 756+ Indigenous Nations for a historic celebration of culture and sports. Discover how advanced mapping technology transformed the planning and management of this monumental sporting event.  "Being able to use a platform where you can share everything that's going on and get feedback instantaneously is so important in these Games." Brendon Smithson, CEO of the NAIG 2023 Host Society.   Discover behind-the-scenes innovation as ArcGIS planning tools simplify venue planning, map locations, improve inventory management, and optimize signage, enriching the experience for athletes and attendees. Mi’kmaq have no word for goodbye, only that we’ll see each other again soon. Nemul’tes! Demonstration by Lauren Wilson, Senior Technical Solution Specialist, Esri Canada as part of GIS Day in Canada 2023. Lauren presents Planning the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) using GIS. Demo begins at 04:32. Learn more: #NAIG2023 #IndigenousPeoples #eventmap