Indigenous, Northern, Rural and Remote

Resources that would be of interest to Indigenous populations, as well as to Northern communities in general and rural and remote communities.

See also the two sub-collection of webinars and videos that may be of interest. The first is on general topics. The second is a group of 45-minute webinars presented by Isabelle Aubé of Native Way Training Services. They are to provide support in making positive changes in Aboriginal communities. Topics covered: Improve Your Fund Seeking Skills; Bridging the Silos in Aboriginal Communities; Creating Links Between Elders and Youth; Collaborating with Other Communities and Organizations; Improving the Workplace with Cultural Teachings; Steps to Build Community Driven Projects; Engaging the People Who Need it the Most; Incorporating Culture into Recreation.

Note also that other resources and presentations of interest may be found in the many Conference Resources collections, such as conference papers from ARPA, CPRA, NWTRPA, PRO, Recreation Connections Manitoba, Recreation Nova Scotia, and SPRA.

Ontario’s Protected Areas Planning Manual

This document provides policy direction to Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry staff and partners. It defines minimum requirements...

Path to Prevention: Recommendations for Reducing Chronic Disease in First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Cancer, diabetes, heart disease and respiratory diseases are increasing at an alarming rate among First Nations, Inuit and Métis...

Physical Activity Counselling Toolkit

This toolkit includes various plain language resources to be used as handouts when counselling clients about different aspects of physical...

Physical Fitness for Children with Special Needs

This resource provides an explanation of various games best suited for children who may have cognitive or physical limitations caused...

Pimatisiwin: Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health

Pimatisiwin, A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, is a peer reviewed, web-based journal published twice each year by...

Planning Your Journey to Wellness / Wellness Diary

Planning Your Journey to Wellness looks at four areas: physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental health and wellness. It looks at goal...

RBC Aboriginal Partnership Report: A Chosen Journey

The Partnership Report celebrates the growing and successful partnerships that RBC has developed with First Nations, Métis and Inuit...

Recreation Director's Handbook: A guide for recreation delivery in Aboriginal communities

This manual offers information to help communities become involved in recreation and create programs that last. It also describes how to...

Reframing Physical Activity Programs for Aboriginal Communities

Emilea Karhioo, Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association (ANFCA). Wellspring. Vol 20/No. 6, December 2009 The author suggests there...

Resources Booklet: Spring-Summer 2017

This resource booklet provides an overview of the activities, mandate and publications of the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal...

Safe for Elders, Safe for All

A site from the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council with exercise videos, falls prevention techniques, games, events and...

Sample Request for Funding Letter

This is a sample form for recreational directors to use in requesting funds from selected First Nations Communities to support their...

Saskatchewan Games - A Description

A brief description of the various games including summer and winter games, 55+ games, First Nations games and Western Canada and other...

Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative resources

The Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (SOADI) is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, which provides...

Sport and Recreation in Aboriginal Communities

Child and youth workers working in Aboriginal communities emphasize that Aboriginal youth needs are generally similar to non-Aboriginal...

Sport Gave Me Something to Wake up For... Aboriginal Adults with Disabilities Speak about Sport

This exploratory and descriptive study by Melanie Elliott describes the experiences of disability from the perspective of Aboriginal adults...

Strong Cultures, Strong Territory: GNWT Culture and Heritage Strategic Framework 2015-2025

The purpose of the GNWT Culture and Heritage Strategic Framework (Framework) is to identify the GNWT’s culture and heritage vision, goals...

Taking Care of Our Children-Facilitator Guide: Parent Workshop on Childrearing in First Nations Families and Communities

This guide will help facilitators provide a parent workshop about childrearing in First Nations families, including information about the...

Team Spirit: Aboriginal Girls in Sport

Team Spirit: Aboriginal Girls in Sport and Aboriginal On the Move are national, multi-year projects to increase community sport...

The Active Circle resource database

Browse or search through the Active Circle database to find resources about Aboriginal youth sports and recreation. The Active Circle...

The Role of Sport and Recreation in Reconciliation

Chief Littlechild, a TRC Commissioner, speaks to the important role that sport and recreation play in order to redress the legacy of...

Traditional Inuit Games: Lesson plan

This lesson plan is designed to be used with students ages 12-15. Objective: Students will learn about traditional Inuit games and the role...

Traditional Sport Manuals: Dene Games; Arctic Sports; Inuit-Style Wrestling; Snowshoeing

Dene Games - Culture and Resource Manual & DVD; Arctic Sports - Training and Resource Manual & DVD; Inuit-Style Wrestling -...

Using a SWOT Analysis to Inform Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Strategies for a Remote First Nations Community in Canada

The objectives of this study were to plan community-driven health promotion strategies based on a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and...

Walk This Way Kit / Walk This Way Kit - First Nations adaptation

Walk This Way Kits support healthy communities by promoting walking as the single most sustainable physical activity. The kit provides...

Water Safety Injury Prevention Resource for First Nations Communities

The First Nations Water Safety Community Resource is a water safety injury prevention resource designed to meet the needs of First Nations...

Working, living and playing together: A Guide to Building Relationships Between Cultures through Sport and Recreation

Working Living and Playing Together (WLPT) is a provincial initiative sponsored by the Saskatchewan Committee for the Elimination of Racism...

Youth Opportunities Fund - Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) provides grants and capacity building supports to grassroots, youth-led initiatives and community-based...

Yukon Community Recreation Planning Toolkit

This toolkit was designed to help rural Yukon communities identify local recreation priorities and create a community recreation plan. A...

Yukon Sport Action Plan 2015-22

Grounded in Yukon’s sport culture, the Yukon Sport Action Plan 2015-22 builds on the knowledge and experience of athletes, coaches,...

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