Driven by the desire to improve the health and well-being of BC’s Indigenous people, several prominent provincial Indigenous organizations came together to develop a social legacy from the Cowichan 2008 North American Indigenous Games—a legacy that would lead to transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous people across the province.
Sport and Leisure
Statistics show that the Aboriginal residents of BC aren’t as healthy as their non-indigenous neighbours. Promoting sport and leisure activity is one way to improve those statistics, and ANPs are playing a major role. At provincial level, the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council develops strategy and works with the BC government to deliver funding. At the local level, ANPs offer sports and leisure programs at Friendship Centres, Youth Centres, and other facilities.