TITLE

Decades of water safety training culturally "irrelevant" to First Nation people

AUTHOR(S)
Vogel, Lauren
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE565
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the challenges brought by culture in implementing water safety training among First Nation people in Canada. Associate professor Audrey Giles states that Aboriginal people express the need for drowning prevention programs, yet find it immaterial in their Northern life. It adds that the implementation of safety programs is hard due to the lack of aquatic facilities and lifesaving equipment. Meanwhile, it cites efforts to provide more culturally relevant water training.
ACCESSION #
54110976

 

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