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1 Integrating Culture into Recreation All rights reserved Native Way Training Services Inc. ©

2 Isabelle Aubé Native Way Training Services Inc. Facebook.com/nativewaytrainingservices Presented by

3 In Partnership with

4 Webinar Orientation Jennifer Pelletier with Jennifer Pelletier

5 Delivery of information with some questions asked through polls. Evaluation after the information session. Open discussion and sharing with participants. Last poll questions evaluating exchange. Brief tour of the new Northern Links Website and all of it’s valuable resources. Format of session

6 Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines www.csep.ca

7 Screening for Physical Activity PAR-Q : Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

8 The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) is a 1-page form to see if you should check with your doctor before becoming much more physically active.

9 The PAR-Q & YOU is to be used by CSEP Certified Personal Trainers ® (CSEP-CPT) http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/pa r-q.pdf

10 The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire-Plus (PAR-Q+) is a 4-page form for pre-screening prior to physical activity participation and includes additional questions on chronic conditions for further probing by the CSEP-CEP.

11 The PAR-Q+ (this version only) may be used by CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologists ® (CSEP-CEPs) http://www.csep.ca/CMFiles/publications/parq/P ARQPlusforCEPs_12Sept2011.pdf

12 PARmed-X (Physical Activity Readiness Medical examination)

13 PARmed-X is a 4-page physical activity- specific checklist to be used by a physician with patients who have had positive responses to the PAR-Q or PAR-Q+. http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/pa rmed-x.pdf

14 The PARmed-X for Pregnancy is a 4-page guideline for health screening prior to participation in a prenatal fitness class or other exercise. For use by health care providers and fitness professionals. http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/pa rmed-xpreg.pdf

15 For millennia, all indigenous Peoples have developed a relationship with their environment that has sustained and nourished their bodies, fostered community relations and strengthened their culture.

16 Culture and Recreation work in many ways to help build cohesive, empowered and active communities.

17 Combining these creates a winning solution to many of the health and social challenges our communities face today.

18 increase our psychological well-being Manchester Metropolitan University’s ‘Arts in Health Programme’s research study found that painting, dance, music and story- telling can measurably increase our psychological well-being and lower levels of anxiety and depression. All rights reserved Native Way Training Services Inc. ©

19 restoring balance in our communities Known as the Earth Keepers, Indigenous Peoples play a key role in conserving flora, fauna and other biological resources. Adding these Teachings to Sport and Recreation can only help in restoring balance in our communities.

20 Inuit Culture “Inuit love competition and sport as much as anyone. Sports around the world unite people in friendship and friendly competition. In the case of Inuit games, these were born from two different needs.” http://icor.ottawainuitchildrens.com/node/21

21 improved hunting and survivability “The first being a necessity to be strong, fit and agile which improved hunting and survivability in northern regions. The stronger and more fit you are, the better you are able to fight illness, traverse distances, maintain mental clarity etc.” http://icor.ottawainuitchildrens.com/node/21 All rights reserved Native Way Training Services Inc. ©

22 keep us entertained during those long hours “The other need for many of the games were to keep us entertained during those long hours out on the land, especially during the periods prolonged of darkness.” http://icor.ottawainuitchildrens.com/node/21

23 keeping spirits up helped to get through difficult times “If a family was facing hard times due to food shortages etc., keeping spirits up helped to get through difficult times. Some of these games offered a necessary distraction.” http://icor.ottawainuitchildrens.com/node/21

24 resolve conflict In First Nations communities, traditional games and physical challenges were used to resolve conflict whether it was between two individuals or Nations.

25 That was then…. We now live in modern times with different circumstances.

26 Sport “Culture is dynamic, so it is no surprise that Aboriginal culture and practices in North America have changed over time and will continue to do so. Sport, along with its practices and our understandings of its meaning, offers a contemporary window into the tensions Aboriginal people negotiate between their indigenous culture and the dominant cultural influences of modern North America.” Dan Henhawk

27 So what can we do today to integrate culture into recreation? All rights reserved Native Way Training Services Inc. ©

28 Talk to your Elders and get them to tell you about some of the games they played. Invite them to come teach them to the youth.

29 Our Elders are a fading resource and we need to get as much from them now before it is too late.

30 Contact your community school and get their collaboration for the kids to do a big Traditional Games project where they need to research their Nation’s and other Nations Traditional Games and the meanings behind them.

31 Once upon a time when Pow Wows were also times to trade your goods with other Nations they also traded games and songs.

32 So if your community doesn’t have many traditional games you can invite another Nation to come and share theirs in exchange for teaching them some of your cultural ways. All rights reserved Native Way Training Services Inc. ©

33 There are now companies who specialize in training people to give traditional indigenous games.

34 Traditional Games “Years of recovering Native games have resulted in such remarkable wisdom about Indian cultures and their survival here in the Americas. In Montana, the International Traditional Games Society has quietly worked with traditionalists to recover Native games.

35 The recovery has shown preservation of spiritual ties to community, land and place, that was reflected through laughter, joy, and play. The recovery of a game, whether for adults or children, involved season, nature of place, values and purposes, and ties to honor and spirits.”

36 This will be a great opportunity to gain understand of the biology and neuroscience of survival that promotes community and good relations. cooperation and kinship Those are reasons why all of us are the "Last Hominids Standing"... cooperation and kinship.

37 “Lacrosse is a medicine game given to the Ogwe:ho:weh (all nations) to assist with healing individuals and nations.

38 It was given by Sho:gwi:ya:di;soh for joy and amusement. The game is now the fastest growing team sport in North America and will continue to grow and expand beyond Ho:di:noh:so (Iroquois) communities.”

39 Do a Google search and find a company that is near you or that interests you and call them up to see what kind of suggestions they may have. All rights reserved Native Way Training Services Inc. ©

40 Medicine Wheel Integrating culture can be as simple as bringing the Medicine Wheel into activities to get participants thinking about the four aspects of Self: P hysical, E motional, M ental & S piritual

41 restorepride and recognition of who Indigenous People are and our role as Earth Keepers Regardless of how you choose to do it, getting the Original People connect back to our roots and history can only help restore pride and recognition of who Indigenous People are and our role as Earth Keepers.

42 Wishing You much SUCCESS in your journey.

43 THANK YOU !.com/nativewaytrainingservices Join Us on Isabelle Aubé 613-818-2196 info@nativewaytriningservices.com


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