Welcome to the official site of the Northern Games Society, a non-profit organization headquartered in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada that helps to keep the Inuit (Inuvialuit) traditions of celebration, gathering, and sharing alive through the eponymous Northern Games.
This site contains information about the traditional Northern Games such as the contests, events and rules, statistics from previous Games such as results and records as well as information regarding upcoming Games.
If there is something that you would like to see added to the site, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact information is available here.
The 45th Circumpolar Northern Games will be held in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada from July 21-27, 2014.
The 2014 Northern Games will be a big event and maximum participation is expected. Registration forms will be available under the documents and forms section soon.
Volunteers and Sponsors
The Northern Games is a true community event that is successful because of the help and commitment of all the volunteers and sponsors. Many volunteers and sponsors were past participants and their commitment ensures that the traditions and culture are passed on to our posterity.
If you are a first-time volunteer, do not be shy because the culture of the Northern Games is inclusive and everyone is welcome to participate and experience the Games. If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring please contact the Northern Games office at 867-777-7039 or by e-mail.
About Northern Games
The traditional Northern Games originate from the time when the Inuvialuit were still semi-nomadic and are played for both fun and survival, developing strength, endurance, and resistance to pain, or when groups from different areas visited.
Today, the annual Northern Games keeps the traditions of celebration, gathering, and sharing alive.