Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway: Supporting Indigenous Participation Workshop 2019

Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway: Supporting Indigenous Participation Workshop 2019

The Aboriginal Sport Circle and Sport for Life Society invite you to attend the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway: Supporting Indigenous Participation workshop on January 21, prior to the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. The workshop is designed to help sport and physical activity leaders and organizations across Canada enhance their understanding about how to support Indigenous participants and athletes in their programming.

This workshop will spend time developing an understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, and an appreciation of Indigenous culture and how that culture plays out in terms of engagement and sustained participation through the sport system. It will outline the key elements that need to be considered when planning, developing, and implementing programs for and with Indigenous peoples and communities, including a focus on supporting the physical, mental, spiritual, and cultural needs of the individual to maximize their experience in sport and physical activity. Find out how we can adjust the competition pathway and some of the policies within the system to ensure that we create a clearer pathway for Indigenous participants and athletes.

Greg Henhawk, a Mohawk of the Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation in Southern Ontario, will facilitate this session. He is also a Master Learning Facilitator for the Aboriginal Coaching Modules, Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life, Basketball Canada, and Multisport NCCP programming.

The workshop takes place Monday, January 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Hilton Lac-Leamy hotel in Gatineau, QC. The cost is $30 plus GST & QST, and includes lunch and refreshments during breaks. Please register before January 7, 2019.

Register at: sportforlife-sportpourlavie.ca/catalog_classroom_detail.php?courseid=15.

For more information contact Emily Rand: emily@sportforlife.ca.

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