Move UBC, the School of Kinesiology, the UBC Learning Circle, UBC Recreation and UBC Wellbeing are hosting a panel to bring awareness to how physical activity and sport can be decolonized for Move UBC month. For the School of Kinesiology’s 75th anniversary, join us on February 26, 2021 from 12:00-1:30pm to learn how to promote sport and physical activity within Indigenous communities.
What is decolonizing physical activity and sport?
Decolonizing is the process of deconstructing colonial ideologies that foster Western discourses as superior while non-Western discourses as viewed as inferior. Decolonizing physical activity and sport aims to deconstruct societal structures and forces that allow for inequalities to reproduce in physical activity and sport towards Indigenous communities. Through residential schools and anti-Indigenous policies, these intergenerational impacts have prevented Indigenous communities from participating in physical activity and sport. This discussion panel will analyze and discuss how to decolonize physical activity and sport.