NAIG is truly one of the only events that brings together Indigenous youth from across North America to one meeting spot. The games are more than just athletic competition as it is a springboard for Indigenous youth to share ideas and form lasting bonds across Turtle Island.
In this video Darlene Necan of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen #258 talks about the crisis that her grand-daughters and great-grandchildren are facing due to slum lords in Thunder Bay not addressing a serious cockroach infestation in Casa Mia apartments at 111 Southern Ave.
Through an Instagram and Facebook post people were encouraged to express their feelings of hurt and betrayal, disgust, and resentment to these individuals, their office and all it stands for. Many powerful letters have come through so far but one stood out immediately, the voice of the youth. Powerful, and reads as follows.