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Indigenous Long–Term Participant Development Pathway

The Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway is a reference for those who work with Indigenous participants in sport and recreation.
This document lays forth a strategy for increasing Indigenous Peoples' participation in sports and physical activity. The Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway is a resource for sport and recreation professionals who work with Indigenous people.

It arose from the realization that traditional sports development strategies do not always correspond to Indigenous demands or experiences. As a result, this document aims to fill that void by laying out the main aspects that must be considered when establishing, executing, and evaluating programmes for, and with, Indigenous peoples and communities.

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We acknowledge the land on which ParaSport® Ontario was built is the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, and the Haudenosaunee peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today Toronto (also known as Tkaronto) is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

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