Book Title: Exercise and Physical Activity in Indigenous Health
Book Description: Physical activity and exercise are integral parts of Indigenous identity, woven into cultural tradition throughout history. This resource aims to tell the story of physical activity, exercise, and health in Indigenous communities. Divided into four main sections, learners will begin their journey by uncovering some of the history of physical activity in Indigenous health. The learner will then explore and appreciate physical activity and health in Indigenous communities at the present time. Finally, learners will be guided towards moving forward in physical activity and health together. This resource may be used as a stand-alone online learning experience and/or for an academic course. Features include: wholistic learning objectives, informational text, suggested readings and videos, interactive activities, and opportunities to reflect on learning.
This resource aims to tell the story of physical activity, exercise, and health in Indigenous communities, and helps to address the Canadian national call to action for Truth and Reconciliation by providing an open access educational resource that may serve as one step in decolonizing physical activity in the post-secondary student community.
Features of this resource, which may be used as a stand-alone resource and/or for an academic course, include: suggested course framework, wholistic learning objectives, and content that may be used in lectures presented as informational text, suggested readings and videos to augment learning. As well, this resource includes a variety of interactive activities for students such as warm-up and cool-down activities, and opportunities for students to record and reflect on their learning.
Exercise and Physical Activity in Indigenous Health Copyright © 2023 by Rosalin Miles (Lytton First Nation) and Mitchell Huguenin (Métis) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.