Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology

The Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology (ISK) program is designed to introduce students, faculty, and staff to Indigenous understandings of health and wellbeing and to provide comprehensive insight into the complex social, cultural, historical, and economic factors that shape healthy living within Indigenous communities.

Working in partnership with Indigenous communities the ISK program aspires to create an interdisciplinary research space where undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and community scholars work collaboratively to explore the relationship between Indigenous physical cultures, physical activity, health and wellbeing. Projects emerging from this stream use a community-based approach that builds on community strengths to produce knowledge that is both culturally responsive and relevant.

We recognize the traditional, ancestral, unceded lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people.



  • Shannon Bredin, Associate Professor
  • Moss Norman, Assistant Professor
  • Darren Warburton, Professor
  • Rosalin Miles, Research Associate
  • Kai Kaufman, Research Coordinator


Dr. Moss Norman’s Research Group
Professor: Moss Norman
Our group takes a community-based, social justice approach to sport and physical culture. Primarily using the qualitative tradition, we research issues related to health, embodiment, place, gender and Indigenity.

Centre for Sport and Sustainability