Reclaiming Tom Longboat

SKU: 9780889777286

Janice Forsyth
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
University of Regina Press
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Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport is by Janice Forsyth, Fish River Cree and Peguis First Nation, Manitoba and the 2002 Tom Longboat Regional Award for Ontario at the North American Indigenous Games winner. Reclaiming Tom Longboat documents the history of the Tom Longboat Awards and a new direction for thinking about the awards and their role in reimagining Indigenous involvement in Canadian sports through administrative, statistical and cultural layers. This is achieved through stories shared and interviews including with award recipients and many people involved in the history of the Award. This includes Jan Eisenhardt, who implemented the Tom Longboat Award, while working at Indian Affairs in the early 1950s. Willy Littlechild, one of three commissioners for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and four-time Tom Longboat Awards recipient was also involved and has written the foreword. Tom Longboat is remembered in the Introduction as the Onondaga runner from Six Nations of the Grand River, through his running career, perspectives and opinions, ideology, ethnic relations, national identity, promotions, and the history of the 1951 inauguration of the Award. A chapter outline is as follows: Chapter 1: Cultivating Civilized Habits: Sport and Assimilation Chapter 2: Establishing the Tom Longboat Awards, 1951-72. Chapter 3: From Assimilation to Self-Determination, 1973-98. Chapter 4: The Struggle for Meaningful Inclusion, 1999-2001. Chapter 5: Telling Our Stories: Challenging Dominant Views. Conclusion: Truth, Reconciliation and Sport. There are notes to the archival sources, notes, a selected bibliography and index.

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