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Browse or search through the Active Circle database to find resources about Aboriginal youth sports and recreation.

The Active Circle resource database contains information gathered from organizations across Canada who research and engage in Aboriginal sports, activities for youth and healthy living.

This site was developed as part of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse’s (CCSA) Drug Prevention Strategy for Canada’s Youth.

Implementing a whole school physical activity and healthy eating model in rural and remote First Nations schools: a process evaluation of Action Schools! BC

Recent studies show that participating in extracurricular activities can have many benefits for children, including positive academic achievement, improved psychological functioning, and good peer relationships.

Authored by Janice Forsyth, this paper examines how the Indian Act shaped the types of sporting opportunities that were made available for Aboriginal people in the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries.

YATI supports youth and youth-serving organizations in Ontario by providing interactive learning experiences for youth and adults on topics to improve the health of their communities through advocacy, education, and positive youth development.

Previous research has suggested that Aboriginal people off reserve may be more active than their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

Outside Looking In (OLI) is a youth development program created by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people.

In order for mental wellness to be useful to First Nations and Inuit, it must be defined by the values and beliefs of Inuit and First Nations. (Mental Wellness Framework, Mental Wellness Advisory Committee, 2002).

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