"The Creator's Game" wins the 2018 Canadian Studies Network Book of the Year award

Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018

Congratulations to Allan Downey! The Creator's Game has won the 2018 Canadian Studies Network Book of the Year Award.

From the CSN jury: “We were deeply impressed by the author’s innovative methodology and narrative, and in particular his deft handling of both Indigenous and non-indigenous methods. The Creator’s Game effectively weaves together different processes of storytelling in ways that self-consciously locate the author in the broader story of sport, Indigeneity, cultural appropriation, colonialism, and re-appropriation as a mode of Indigenous resistance to the colonial order. His narrative is one that captures the complexity of the subject he explores and highlights the fact that the history of lacrosse moved in more than one direction. Downey effectively explores the multiple meaning of lacrosse over time, and its connection to Indigenous spiritual and cultural practices from a scholarly perspective that disrupts standard apprehensions and expectations. In short, this is a marvellous book.”

Previous winners include Kathryn Magee Labelle for Dispersed but Not Destroyed (2013) and Donica Belisle for Retail Nation (2011). 

Learn more on the CSN/RÉC website.

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