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January 1, 2013

Aboriginal Snowboard
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The First Nations Snowboard Team and Canada Snowboard are bringing the Aboriginal Snowboard Program to communities across Canada. Their mission is "To improve the quality of life and empower Aboriginal youth across Canada by using the winter sport of snowboarding as a fundamental tool for excellence".

The program promotes participation in the sport of snowboarding in all areas by First Nation, Metis and Inuit people. The objectives for the Aboriginal Snowboard Program are: 

Develop and deliver grassroots, community-based snowboard programs to Aboriginal children and youth
Raise awareness of the opportunities available to Aboriginal people in snowboarding.
Increase Aboriginal participation at all levels by alleviating and reducing barriers.
Increase the number of trained Aboriginal coaches and facilitators. 
Bring Aboriginal-only snowboard camps and competitions across Canada.
Partner with communities and organizations to create Aboriginal only snowboard camps and competitions.
Support Aboriginal people identified as having leadership potential and interest.

Increase the number of Aboriginal snowboard ambassadors and role models pursuing active and healthy lifestyles.

First Nations Snowboard is the only organization of its kind operated entirely by First Nation snowboarders.


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