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The Creator's Game wins 2019 Canada Prize

Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019

UBC Press congratulates Allan Downey, author of The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood and recipient of the 2019 Canada Prize, awarded by The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Ever year, the Canada Prize is awarded to two Canadian books by scholars who “contribute ground-breaking insights on the human condition,” and winners are honoured during the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This year's Congress will be held at The University of British Columbia, June 1-7.

The jury wrote, in part: "Lacrosse in Downey’s book is a powerful vista for understanding the way in which Indigenous cultural practices and identities have been negotiated over many decades. This engagingly written book will have wide appeal and makes an important and valuable contribution to Canadian cultural history and social understanding in an era with hopes of reconciliation and better understanding."

Read the media release from The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, or head over to CBC Books or University Affairs to learn more.

Congratulations, Allan!

Posted by Megan M.
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