Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues

Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues

By: Janice Forsyth (editor), Audrey R. Giles (editor)Paperback

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This book helps fill a critical gap in our understanding of the role of sport in Aboriginal cultures, and the place of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian sport; it will be essential reading for sport historians, sociologists, health studies scholars, and policy-makers interested in Aboriginal issues.

About Author

Janice Forsyth is the director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies and an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario. Audrey R. Giles is an associate professor in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.


Introduction / Janice Forsyth and Audrey R. Giles Part 1: Historical Perspectives on Aboriginal Peoples in Sport and Recreation 1 Bodies of Meaning: Sports and Games at Canadian Residential Schools / Janice Forsyth 2 Indigenous Peoples and Canadian-Hosted Olympic Games / Christine M. O'Bonsawin 3 Toward a History of Aboriginal Women in Canadian Sport / M. Ann Hall Part 2: Contemporary Issues 4 Aboriginal Peoples and the Construction of Canadian Sport Policy / Victoria Paraschak 5 Canadian Elite Aboriginal Athletes, Their Challenges, and the Adaptation Process / Robert Schinke, Duke Peltier, and Hope Yungblut 6 Women's and Girls' Participation in Dene Games in the Northwest Territories / Audrey R. Giles 7 Performance Indicators: Aboriginal Games at the Arctic Winter Games / Michael Heine 8 The Quality and Cultural Relevance of Physical Education for Aboriginal Youth: Challenges and Opportunities / Joannie Halas, Heather McRae, and Amy Carpenter 9 Two-Eyed Seeing: Physical Activity, Sport, and Recreation Promotion in Indigenous Communities / Lynn Lavallee and Lucie Levesque Conclusion / Janice Forsyth and Audrey R. Giles

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774824217
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9780774824217
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 0774824212

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