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Injury prevention programs that focus on boating and water safety in the Northwest Territories (NWT) have existed for decades; however, rates of boating incidents are much higher in the NWT than southern Canada. To better understand this health disparity, we engaged in community-based participatory research informed by postcolonial feminist theory to examine Aboriginal men’s understandings of the risk factors that contribute to boating incidents in Inuvik, NWT. Participants identified four main risk factors for boating incidents in Inuvik: 1) Gender, 2) age, 3) place, and 4) lack of boating safety education. As a result of these findings and the ways in which they are strongly related to culture, we argue that local community-based approaches should be employed to design and implement boating safety strategies in communities in the NWT.
Glass, Catherine TR and Giles, Audrey R.
"Risk Factors for Boating Incidents in Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada,"
International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education: Vol. 10:
4, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/ijare/vol10/iss4/3
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