NIDWAN always incorporates Indigenous customary practices in each event through solidarity night and inaugural sessions (before/after our event) as […]
Sports and Culture
The fact that Peoples with Disabilities can equally contribute, preserve and participate in the cultural and artistic lives of their families and communities and become role models for people experiencing challenges. NIDWAN encourages and facilitates the practice of Sport and Culture as a means to promote social change, indigeneity and disability inclusion.
NIDWAN enables young IPs and Indigenous Peoples with Disabilities to integrate and pass on cultural traditions and art such as dance, painting, music, sewing art, etc. to promote the intergenerational transfer of our knowledge as most of our history is oral and may disappear if we don’t continuously practice it. Through sport and culture, people can develop and utilize their creative and intellectual potential.
NIDWAN promotes sport as a transformative power, particularly for women with disabilities. NIDWAN brings sports activities, events and tournaments to rural areas where access is usually very challenging for People with Disabilities. By providing them with the opportunity to compete and demonstrate their physical ability, sport helps reduce stereotypes and negative perceptions associated with women and disabilities.