Elders Lounge/Ceremonial Area
During the week of the Games, the Elder’s Lounge, located inside the First Nations University of Canada building, was the place where athletes, coaches, visitors and Guest Elders could interact in a relaxed atmosphere at the Cultural Village.
The main Ceremonial Area for the Games was held on the lawn behind the First Nations University (close to the Cultural Village). There were several tipis – one male and one female for daily pipe ceremonies first thing in the morning. Another tipi was also made available to any visiting Regions’ Elders to hold any ceremonies they wanted to perform to honour the Games.