As contemporary peoples, Native Americans exist within multifaceted realities and participate in many everyday popular pleasures. One pleasure prominent in the lives of many young Native Americans is the activities that take place at skate parks. Skate parks have been linked to wellness promotion for both young people and communities and can function as a venue to nurture and mentor Native American youth in ways that parallel traditional methods.
Indigenous people experience higher prevalence of chronic disease, which is associated with sedentary behavior, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition. This systematic review explores interventions targeting health and lifestyle choices through nutrition, diet, and exercise of indigenous adolescents. Interventions were analyzed for incorporation of community involvement and cultural competency. Searches were conducted using the PubMed MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) databases, as well as journals dedicated to indigenous studies.