Reclaiming the Indigenous roots of lacrosse


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.

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