Inaugural “Gathering” at the University of Manitoba explored ways to achieve the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s nine Calls to Action related to sport (#87 – #91) and education (#62 – #65) that will support the development of culturally relevant sport, recreation, and physical education systems.
The forum identified a variety of core issues related to sport and recreation at the Indigenous level, and recommendations on how to move forward:
- Indigenous youth face far too many barriers in accessing adequate sport and recreation programs in their communities
- the crucial need for sport and recreation champions in the Indigenous community.
- need to re-design long-standing sport and recreation funding and organizational structures to incorporate Indigenous values and ethics.