Unit 4: Indigenous Sports


Angela Chalmers’ interest in running as a young girl was the catalyst in one day becoming a world champion middle distance runner. Knowledge she gained as an aboriginal person allowed her to learn and follow many traditional native beliefs. With competitive running, she not only focused on the physical aspects of her sport, but identified with the social, emotional, spiritual and cultural aspects as well. This balance enabled her to be one of Canada’s greatest runners.

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Traditional Games

Participation increases physical development and increase awareness of fitness, nutrition and healthy living. When a child plans and implements a program a momentum starts to build, tapping into their energy and creativity. They develop leadership, communication and organization skill they can apply to their persona and community endeavours in other area besides sport and recreation

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Indigenous Sport Gallery

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is proud to house the first gallery celebrating the achievements of Indigenous teams and athletes in a provincial sports Hall of Fame and museum.

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