"Sport is community": Urban Indigenous peoples' meanings of community within sport


Alberta Centre for Active Living
Tara-Leigh F McHugh and Nora Johnston

Sport and community are often interconnected, yet little is understood about community within the context of sport for Indigenous youth. Understanding community is important to be able to enhance sport opportunities for Indigenous youth.

A study was undertaken with Edmonton-based Indigenous youth and adults to examine the meaning of community within the context of sport. Key findings and implications for practice are provided.

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