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Sport and Reconciliation Gathering

Why?
Feb. 21-23, 2018 – 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.
Comment
The forum identified a variety of core issues related to sport and recreation at the Indigenous level, and recommendations on how to move forward:
1. Indigenous youth face far too many barriers in accessing adequate sport and recreation programs in their communities
2. the crucial need for sport and recreation champions in the Indigenous community.
3. need to re-design long-standing sport and recreation funding and organizational structures to incorporate Indigenous values and ethics.

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