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Creator's Game : Lacross, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood - by Allan Downey (Hardcover)

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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.

Number of Pages: 346
Genre: Sports + Recreation, Social Science, History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of British Columbia Pr
Author: Allan Downey
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2018
TCIN: 52940453
UPC: 9780774836029
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-9499
$95.00

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