The Creator's Game

Lacross, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood

Author: 
Allan Downey
Format: 
New
ISBN: 
978-0-7748-3602-9
Imprint: 
UBC Press
Binding: 
Hardcover

Lacrosse has been a central element of Indigenous cultures for centuries, but once non-Indigenous players entered the sport, it became a site of appropriation – then reclamation – of Indigenous identities. The Creator’s Game focuses on the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities from the 1860s to the 1990s, exploring Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations and Indigenous identity formation. While the game was being appropriated in the process of constructing a new identity for the nation-state of Canada, it was also being used by Indigenous peoples to resist residential school experiences, initiate pan-Indigenous political mobilization, and articulate Indigenous sovereignty. This engaging and innovative book provides a unique view of Indigenous self-determination and nationhood in the face of settler-colonialism.

 

Sports & Recreation

Indigenous Studies

Canada

 

Publication Date: February 11, 2018
368 pages

$95.00
The Creator's Game The Creator's Game: Lacross, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood
The Creator's Game The Creator's Game: Lacross, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood