Research Impact Summary: Despite several studies examining the impact of school active transportation programming, there is limited understanding about undertaking the process of planning and evaluation from the perspective of community stakeholders. Most importantly, programming is rarely undertaken within an Indigenous context, which requires understanding of unique characteristics, culture, and needs. This study combined community-based participatory research with methods of ethnography within the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project in the Indigenous community of Kahnawake, Canada. The study, which may be relevant to other Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, shed light on stakeholder perspectives of undertaking school active transportation program planning, which can inform the practice and provide support to others currently or planning to undertake similar projects.
Macridis, S., Bengoechea, E.G., Ohsennenawi Jacobs, J., McComber, A., Macaulay, A., & Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project School Travel Planning Committee, T. (2019). School Travel Planning with the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project: Partnership Perspectives. Collaborations: A Journal of Community-based Research and Practice, 2(1), 12. https://collaborations.miami.edu/articles/34/