IPACC Nation Proclamation - NIPAAW

National Indigenous Physical Activity Awareness Week
June 21st to 25th

Whereas
Physical Activity, June 21st to 25th, is a national campaign designed to increase national, provincial and remote awareness of the significance of Physical Activity among Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) for health and wellness;

Whereas
Indigenous Physical Activity Awareness Week Campaign runs annually and is linked to National Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize the unique heritage, the diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples;

Whereas
The Indigenous population are over-represented among reported chronic disease cases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, which could be prevented by being physically active;

Whereas
Physical Activity can be promoted as sports, recreation, fitness, or traditional activities by Indigenous groups or individuals through villages, recreation or community centres, neighborhoods, traditional territories or water ways, towns, cities and throughout the world;

Whereas
Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle stands in solidarity with Indigenous organizations nationwide who take part in this campaign and organizations nationwide who desire change for the better, more equal and healthier Indigenous population;

Whereas
It is only through awareness of the breadth of this human right and public health crisis that physical activity can be promoted;

Therefore

Be it resolved that
The signatories and Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle do hereby proclaim June 21st to 25th, 2014 as the National Indigenous Physical Activity Awareness Week

GIVEN UNDER OUR HAND AND SEAL OF THE INDIGENOUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & CULTURAL CIRCLE THE 21ST DAY OF JUNE

On behalf of
Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle
Georgia Kyba, President

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