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Beyond the Book, A discussion on The Creator’s Game

Wednesday, February 03, 2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Online via Zoom

7:00 PM EST 
4:00 PM PST

Virtual Event hosted by Laurier Alumni. Visit their website to register.


Join author Allan Downey (MA '08, PhD '14) and Laurier's Director, Indigenous Initiatives Melissa Ireland (MSW '17) ​for a fireside chat as we take the conversation on The Creator's Game Beyond the Book and discuss Indigenous culture, identity and the history of the game of lacrosse.

A gift from the Creator – that is where it all began. The game of lacrosse has been a central element of many Indigenous cultures for centuries, but once non-Indigenous players entered the sport, it became a site of appropriation – then reclamation – of Indigenous identities. Focusing on the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities from the 1860s to the 1990s, The Creator’s Game explores Indigenous-non-Indigenous relations and Indigenous identity formation. While the game was being stripped of its cultural and ceremonial significance and being appropriated to construct a new identity for the nation-state of Canada, it was also being used by Indigenous peoples for multiple ends: to resist residential school experiences; initiate pan-Indigenous political mobilization; and articulate Indigenous sovereignty and nationhood on the world stage.

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