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Introduction: Despite limited understanding, research exploring Aboriginal communities’ perception of physical activity can have significant impact on developing culturally relevant health promotion strategies. Working with youth, this research offers a participatory approach to investigate...
School staff identified barriers, facilitators, and perceptions of implementing a school nutrition policy in a First Nation community schoolDownload
School health policies establish nutrition standards for schools and provide guidelines for the operation of a health-focused school environment. Little research has been conducted to understand implementation of school nutrition policies, and even fewer studies have assessed policy...
Throughout the twentieth century, tuberculosis (TB) was and continues to be a pressing health problem facing Canadians. Aboriginal peoples living in Canada carry a large burden of the disease with those living in the Prairie Provinces facing TB rates consistently higher than the national average....
Through the Lens of the Youth: Exploring Culturally Relevant Physical Activity with a Northern Aboriginal Community Through Participatory Action ResearchDownload
Guided by an overarching participatory action research framework, this research explored physical activity within the sociocultural context of northern Aboriginal communities. I worked in partnership with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Community Wellness Program in the Northwest Territories,...