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UncategorizedReclaiming Tom Longboat by Janice Forsyth (Softcover Book)

Reclaiming Tom Longboat by Janice Forsyth (Softcover Book)


Recounting the much-needed history of Indigenous sport in Canada through the lens of the prestigious Tom Longboat Awards and shedding light on a significant yet overlooked aspect of Canadian policy and Crown-Indigenous relations, Janice Forsyth critically assesses the state’s role in policing Indigenous bodies and identities through sport, from assimilationist sporting regulations in residential schools to the present-day exclusion of Indigenous activities from mainstream sports. This work recognizes the role of sport as a colonial device, while also acknowledging its potential as a tool for decolonization and self-determination.