Physical Activity

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100 Per Cent Pure Passion From First Nations Entrepreneur

Alternate Title
One Hundred Per Cent Pure Passion From First Nations Entrepreneur
Articles » General
Author/Creator
Trelle Burdeniuk
Eagle Feather News, vol. 12, no. 6, June 2009, p. 11
Description
Describes the hard work, knowledge, and passion a First Nations woman used to achieve her dream. Article located by scrolling to page 11.
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Abdominal Adiposity and Physical Activity in Cree First Nations Children Living On-Reserve in an Alberta Community

Alternate Title
Original Research
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Ashlee-Ann E. Pigford
Dia Sanou
Geoff D. C. Ball
David Dyck Fehderau
Noreen D. Willows
Canadian Journal of Diabetes, vol. 35, no. 4, September 2011, pp. 328-333
Description
Looks at a study of Cree First Nations children, aged 5 to 12, to determine predisposition to cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes coupled with level of physical activity.
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Aboriginal Children's Sport Participation in Canada

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Leanne C. Findlay
Dafna E. Kohen
Pimatisiwin, vol. 5, no. 1, Special Issue, July 2007, pp. 186-206
Description
Findings from the Children's Component of the Aboriginal Peoples Survey 2001.
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Aboriginal Curriculum Integration Project

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Aboriginal Curriculum Integration Project
Description
Lesson plans for K-12 in the areas of: English, Social Studies, Math, Science and Physical Education. Includes some instructional videos.
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Aboriginal WAVES Project

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Colleen Cawood
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, vol. 23, no. 5, September/October 1999, pp. 3-4
Description
Describes the creation of water aerobics program aimed at older Indigenous women in the Sydney, Australia area.
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Aboriginal Youth Benefit From Award Program

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Cheryl Petten
Windspeaker, vol. 20, no. 6, October 2002, p. 20
Description
Comments on the Duke of Edinburgh Award program that encourages participation of Aboriginal youth, provides meaningful activities, and recognizes community involvement.
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Aboriginal Youth Vision Committee

Articles » General
Native Social Work Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, Aboriginal Children and Youth, Issues and Challenges, December 2003, pp. 140-144
Description
Looks at how three agencies and one First Nation came together to plan a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual camping experience for the youth of these agencies/organizations.
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Alaska EARTH Study Data Summary 2008

Alternate Title
Alaska EARTH (Education and Research Towards Health)
E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Anne Lanier
Alaska EARTH Research Team
Description
Data identifies protective and risk factors for chronic diseases based on 3,828 Alaskan Native and American Indian participants.
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Anishinaabeg Women's Stories of Wellbeing: Physical Activity, Restoring Wellbeing, and Confronting the Settler Colonial Deficit Analysis

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Tricia McGuire-Adams
Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing: Te Mauri - Pimatisiwin, vol. 2, no. 3, December 2017, pp. 90-104
Description
Three themes emerged in interviews with seven Indigenous women: personal empowerment and confidence; wellbeing for themselves, family and community; and the importance of group mentorship. Author argues that they are applying the concept of gwesayjitodoon indo bimaadiziiwin, transforming oneself into a better life.
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Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life in Northern Plains American Indians: Prominence of Physical Activity as a Health Behavior

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Dmitri Poltavski
Jeffrey Holm
Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm
Leander McDonald
American Indian & Alaska Native Mental Health Research, vol. 17, no. 1, 2010, pp. 25-48
Description
Outlines the results of a study, using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, which suggests physical activity greatly improves overall health.
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Association between Dog Ownership and Type 2 Diabetes in Later Life: The Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Merja K. Laine
Niko S. Wasenius
Hannes Lohi
Mika Simonen
Katriina Tiira ... [et al.]
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 78, no. 1, 2019
Description
Study includes 731 people, assess the assumption that dog ownership might be a protective factor in relation to Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) given reported beneficial effects on physical activity and emotional wellbeing. Research found that in the group of people around 70 years of age dog ownership did not reduce the odds of developing T2D.
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Attitudes about Disabilities in a Southeastern American Indian Tribe

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Bette R. Keltner
Nancy A. Crowell
Wilford Taylor
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 29, no. 2, Special Issue on Research Case Studies, 2005, pp. 57-74
Description
Discusses disability in terms of common definitions, diagnosis and prognosis by the medical community, and the consequences to and adaptation of families affected by the disability.
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Balancing the Medicine Wheel through Physical Activity

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Lynn Lavallée
Journal of Aboriginal Health, vol. 4, no. 1, Aboriginal Womens Health, January 2008, pp. 64-71
Description
Reports on a research project that explores the impacts of physical activity on the well-being of Aboriginal women.
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The BC First Nations ActNow Toolkit 2010

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
First Nations Health Council
Description
Developed to assist communities and educators in providing a holistic curriculum for appropriate lifestyle, nutrition, and physical activity to support children's well-being and development in the community and classroom environment.
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Behavioural Risk Factors of Arterial Hypertension in the Evenk Population of the Russian Arctic

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Svetlana Semenovna Shadrina
Anna Innokentievna Sivtseva
Elena Nikolaevna Sivtseva
Ara Andreevna Donskaya
Olga Nikolaevna Ivanova
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 78, no. 1, 2019
Description
Article examines the behavioural risk factors for arterial hypertension (AH)—including tobacco use, excessive alcohol use, and a lack of physical activity—among Evenk people. Also notes that incidence of AH is also influenced by marital status, employment, education, and housing conditions.
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Belt Comes with Responsibility

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Raymond Lawrence
Windspeaker, vol. 17, no. 6, October 1999, pp. 17-[?]
Description
Wampum belt being transported from community to community to raise awareness of diabetes.
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Best Practices: Physical Activity Programs for Aboriginal Youth

E-Books » Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Sutcliffe Group Inc.
Description
Literature review and results of a total of 26 interviews conducted in each province/territory. Covered variables such as needs assessments, socio-economic barriers, program design, delivery, leadership and outcomes, communications, funders, and cultural considerations.
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Brains Before Brawn?

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Lisa Kiperqualuk
Inuktitut, no. 100, Spring, 2006, pp. 38-46
Description

Discusses the benefits of physical activity.

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Bridging the Indigenous Health Divide: Football and Men Engaging

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Brian F. McCoy
Sport in Society, vol. 15, no. 7, Indigenous People, Race Relations and Australian Sport, 2012, pp. 952-964
Description
Evidence shows that the relationship between young men and football can make a difference to their short and long-term health.
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Cancer Risk Factors and Screening in the Off-Reserve First Nations, Métis and Non-Aboriginal Populations in Ontario

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
D. R. Withrow
A. Amartey
L. D. Marrett
Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada, vol. 34, no. 2-3, July 2014, pp. 103-112
Description
Compares prevalence of smoking, obesity, level of physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption, and alcohol use as well as uptake of screening for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer. Uses data from 2007 and 2011 Canadian Community Health Survey.
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Cardiovascular Disease and Risk in the Aboriginal Population

Alternate Title
Risk Factors, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease Among Aboriginal People in Canada: The Study of Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation in Aboriginal Peoples
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Kathryn A. Myers
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, vol. 166, no. 3, February 5, 2002, p. 355
Description
Review of study: Risk Factors, Atherosclerosis, and Cardiovascular Disease Among Aboriginal People in Canada: The Study of Health Assessment and Risk Evaluation in Aboriginal Peoples by S. Anand, S. Yusuf, R. Jacobs, A.D. Davis, Q. Yi ... [et al.] Study shows that an epidemic of CVD can be expected unless the risk factor profile can be modified.
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Case 6: The Healthy Foods North Nutrition and Lifestyle Program: A Community- and Evidence-Based Intervention Program among Inuit and Inuvialuit Communities in Arctic Canada

Alternate Title
Population Health Intervention Research Casebook
Working with Communities and the Private Sector in the Canadian Arctic
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
Sangita Sharma
Erin Mead
Joel Gittelsohn
Lindsay Beck
Cindy Roache
Description
Program combined store-based and community-based activities which promoted healthy eating and physical exercise. Describes project and outcomes, and discusses implications for research, policy and practice. Chapter from Population Health Intervention Research Casebook. Scroll to p. 36.
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Catholic School Board Responding to Disparity Study

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Darla Read
Eagle Feather News, vol. 10, no. 7, July 2007, p. 13
Description
Looks at a program for school children to improve their health through physical education. Article located by scrolling to page 13.
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Central Adiposity and Associated Lifestyle Factors in Cree Children

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Shauna M. Downs
Dru Marshall
Carmina Ng
Noreen D. Willows
Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, vol. 33, no. 3, June 2008, pp. 476-482
Description
Explores the prevalence of central adiposity in Canadian Cree children and promotes preventative strategies including physical fitness and a healthy diet.
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