Posts Tagged “Sport”
We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history.
Canada has a deep and continuing history in regards to athletics; all athletes should be recognized for their hard work and dedication but also the milestones in their careers.
Compiled By: Aaron Furbert
88. We call upon all levels of government to take action to ensure long-term Aboriginal athlete development and growth, and continued support for the North American Indigenous Games, including funding to host the games and for provincial and territorial team preparation and travel.
This call to action, asks for the commitment of all levels of government to be responsible in ensuring long-term Aboriginal athlete development and growth in involvement. As well as continued support for the North American Indigenous Games, through increased funding for the games in order for provincial and territorial team preparation and travel costs.
Most current updates on the North American Indigenous athletes, games and future growth.
89. We call upon the federal government to amend the Physical Activity and Sport Act to support reconciliation by ensuring that policies to promote physical activity as a fundamental element of health and well-being, reduce barriers to sports participation, increase the pursuit of excellence in sport, and build capacity in the Canadian sport system, are inclusive of Aboriginal peoples.
In order to be a truly multicultural country, we need to accept everyone including even people from Aboriginal descent. So to open up programs like the following, we need to include them immediately to create change and the government should implement the TRC recommendations.
- http://Response of the Government of Canada to the Sixth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100014383/1100100014384
Compiled by Jacinda Solomon
We call upon the federal government to ensure that national sports policies, programs, and initiatives are inclusive of Aboriginal peoples, including, but not limited to, establishing:
i. In collaboration with provincial and territorial governments, stable funding for, and access to, community sports programs that reflect the diverse cultures and traditional sporting activities of Aboriginal peoples.
ii. An elite athlete development program for Aboriginal athletes.
iii. Programs for coaches, trainers, and sports officials that are culturally relevant for Aboriginal peoples.
iv. Anti-racism awareness and training programs.
To understand this recommendation people need to know that many programs in indigenous communities are highly underfunded including those for sports. This is because the government give vary little funding for such things causing children in indigenous communities to lose out on the chance to play sports. This is important to all Canadians because we always talk about how all children deserve the chance to play sports and now if our government act on this recommendation then indigenous children will get to play as well.
- 11th cut to athlete funding – canadian government cash for elite athletes has stagnated over a decade :http://tomorrow.is/news/11th-cut-to-athlete-funding/#.VkuvwLQ-CHp
Compiled by : Jacinda Solomon
We call upon the officials and host countries of international sporting events such as the Olympics, Pan Am, and Commonwealth games to ensure that Indigenous peoples’ territorial protocols are respected, and local Indigenous communities are engaged in all aspects of planning and participating in such events.
In order for this to happen the government would have to reach out to Indigenous communities and build a relationship with them. So as to welcome them to these sporting events. This would be done by the government acknowledging that they have been miss treating Indigenous communities and ignoring what goes on within them or as in regards to D^2 they need to stop turning a blind eye. This is important to all of Canada because if we want to build a better future for generations to come then we fully embrace who we are as a country and that means correcting the governments mistakes on how they treated indigenous peoples. Canada claims to be a multicultural country but how can we be when our own government refuses to work with indigenous peoples who lived on this land long before us?
- The first World Indigenous Games 2015: http://www.sportanddev.org/en/newsnviews/events/?12182/1/The-first-World-Indigenous-Games-2015
Compiled by: Jacinda Solomon