Project Venture is pleased to share the International Journal of Indigenous Health’s September 2022 publication of “Land-Based Healing through Adventure: Wise Practices from Indigenous Peoples” by Simon Priest. Priest, PhD, is Coordinator of Canadian Outdoor Therapy Healthcare.
The article (read it here) highlights the effectiveness of program models like Project Venture which impact many of the determinants of good health for Indigenous People. Priest’s article states:
“The adventure element targets resiliency, self-efficacy, confidence and prosocial behaviors. The cultural component positively influecnes language revitalization, traditional values, and Indigenous knowledge. The land provides nutritious and secure food, bolsters medicinal products and processes, and strengthens spiritual relationships with nature. Together these three (adventure, culture, and the land) resolve past trauma, and provide the healing salve that Indigenous People are missing due to ongoing colonialism.”
Here at Project Venture, we couldn’t agree more!