Being Active

Traditional Activities

As Indigenous people we appreciate the magnitude of supporting and keeping our traditional activities as a part of our way to be physically active. We take great pride in supporting Indigenous people who take the initiative to teach, learn and/or participate in traditional physical activities. IPACC promotes physical activity and we support all traditional activities that have wholistic aspects which are grounded in culture and diverse Indigenous ways of knowing.

Some of the traditional past times that we value as a physical activity are:

Land Based Activities:

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Gathering and harvesting foods
  • Indigenous ball games, including Lacrosse
  • Bone and Stick Games

Cultural Activities:

  • Dancing
  • Bone and Stick Games
  • Carving
  • Weaving
  • Other… please let us know what your rituals are to be physically active.

water based Activities:

  • Canoeing
  • Swimming

IPACC supports the Arctic Winter Games where there are eleven Inuit sports that are based on traditional Indigenous activities, and sports.

If you have any questions on whether we can fund your traditional activity, please email