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Tapestry with Mary Hynes

CBC Radio's Tapestry is a weekly exploration of spirituality, religion and the search for meaning, hosted by Mary Hynes.

  • 20:33
    Women have often been excluded from sports, but what happens when they are banned not just for social or cultural practices but because of spiritual beliefs? Terri Swamp and Amy Lazore are two Haudenosaunee women who came to lacrosse with different experiences, but a similar love for the game. Amy was raised in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. She always wanted to play - but, being a girl, she was told it just wasn’t possible. When her daughters took an interest in lacrosse, Amy made sure they had the opportunities she didn’t get. Terri Swamp was raised in the Seneca Nation territory. She grew up playing lacrosse and competed internationally with the Iroquois Nationals women’s team. Now, Terri mentors Haudenosaunee girls who are trying to balance tradition and their love of the game.
    Feb 16, 2018
  • 54:43
    For many Indigenous nations throughout North America, lacrosse is referred to as the Creator's Game and is known for its power to heal people and communities. In this episode, historian Allan Downey talks about the way lacrosse has been used for both assimilation and Indigenous empowerment over the centuries. In some Indigenous cultures, lacrosse is only supposed to be played by men. You'll hear from Amy Lazore and Terri Swamp, two Haudenosaunee women who have worked to allow girls on the lacrosse field.
    Feb 16, 2018
  • 29:11
    For many Indigenous nations across North America, lacrosse is a sacred game. Historian Allan Downey has studied the sport as a scholar and as a player. He spent ten years writing a book called The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood. Downey says lacrosse provides a lens through which you can see hundreds of years of history and that the game plays a part in everything from residential schools to reclaiming identities in Indigenous cultures.
    Feb 16, 2018
  • 35:45
    It can be difficult -- if not impossible -- for some athletes to have any chance of winning without taking performance enhancing drugs. But winning while doping jeopardizes the values so many of us place in sport and raises the question: can an athlete who’s doping ever really win?
    Feb 9, 2018
  • 54:43
    Can an athlete who’s doping ever really win? Bio-ethics expert Thomas Murray weighs in. And a new app that uses NASA planetary data to chart your daily horoscope
    Feb 9, 2018
  • 08:36
    The ancient wisdom of astrology was just begging for a modern facelift according to the creators of the Co-Star app who use NASA planetary data to chart your horoscope.
    Feb 9, 2018
  • 30:43
    Vegging with a bowl of popcorn and a good series - it's a 21st-century past time that isn't going anywhere. According to a psychologist from Berkeley, California, there's a way you can transform that guilty pleasure into a positive experience that boosts your mental health.
    Jan 26, 2018
  • 14:37
    A few years ago Alexa Carson decided 2011 would be a Buy Nothing Year. The rules were clear: you could buy used or second-hand items, but you weren't allowed to buy anything new. Then she got engaged. The wedding was set for Thanksgiving... and she pulled it off without buying anything new.
    Jan 26, 2018
  • 04:37
    It's an alluring idea: devote an entire year to going deep with what you already have and eschewing all things new and shiny. David Cain from the blog Raptitude told us about his idea of a Depth Year. You ran with it. Here are some pro-tips from the Tapestry audience for a successful Depth Year.
    Jan 26, 2018
  • 54:43
    Netflix therapy, a.k.a. binge-watching your way to better mental health. Suggestions for a successful Depth Year. And Alexa Carson's Buy Nothing Wedding.
    Jan 26, 2018
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