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DAY 2 >

Friday October 3, 2014

8:30 – 10:00 am              Session II: An aboriginal game and its evolution
(Loyola Private Dining Room)

Chair:  John Reid (Saint Mary’s University)

  • Jim Calder, (independent lacrosse scholar and author), “Spread of the sport (not the medicine game) once rules were put to it - 1830's through 1880's”


  • John Kenney, (Detroit Country Day School (Michigan) Lacrosse Scotland Head Coach), “Lacrosse and the Seven Years War”
  • Rose M. Tekel, (St.Francis Xavier University) and Matthew J. Robillard (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), “``Lacrosse and Mi’kmaq Life: Then and Now”



10:00 – 10:30 am                                  NUTRITION BREAK

10:30 – 12:00 pm            Session III: The Process of Appropriation
(Loyola Private Dining Room)

Chair: Peter Twohig (Saint Mary’s University)

  • Gillian Poulter, (Acadia University), “George Beers, Lacrosse and the Shaping of Canadian Identity”
  • Tom Rorke, (Pennsylvania State University), “Indigenous to Where: Settler mentalities, origin stories, and the sport of lacrosse”


  • Allan Downey (McGill University) “Playing the Creator's Game on God's Day: The Controversy of Sunday Lacrosse Games in Haudenosaunee Communities”


12:00 – 1:00pm                                    LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 pm                Session IV: Women’s Lacrosse
(Loyola Private Dining Room)

Chair: Lori Dithurbide (Dalhousie University)

  • Jim Calder, (independent lacrosse scholar and author), “Women’s Field Lacrosse – 1890 – 1980: An overview of the history of the women’s game.”


  • Lori A. Livingston and Susan L. Forbes, (Lakehead University), “Ready.....Draw!:  The 1982 IFWLA World Cup and the Golden Age of Senior Women’s Field Lacrosse in Canada”
  • Lori A. Livingston and Susan L. Forbes, (Lakehead University), “``Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends”:  American Mentors and Their Influence on the Modern Era of Women’s Lacrosse in Canada”


2:30 – 4:00 pm                Session V: Crossing Borders: Lacrosse in Transnational Perspective
(Loyola Private Dining Room)

Chair: Mark Sweeney (University of Waterloo)

  • Daryl Leeworthy (University of Huddersfield), “Canada’s National Game Abroad: Class, Empire and Lacrosse in the British Isles, c.1870-1939”


  • Henrik Snyders, (University of Stellenbosch), “Old friends at the game in Africa” - The origins and early development of lacrosse in South Africa.”
  • Andrew Holman (Bridgewater State University), “Frank Grace’s 1907 Lacrosse Journal:

Edwardian Diary Keeping and Discourse from a Canadian Sports Tour”

  • Heidi A. Weigand and Colin Howell, (Saint Mary’s University), “Crossing Borders: representative identities in a globalizing world”


4:00 – 4:30pm                          NUTRITION BREAK

4:30 – 6:00 pm                Session VI: Symbolic Representations: Stick Making, Artwork and Material Culture
(Loyola Private Dining Room)

Chair: James A. Hepworth (Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq)

  • Gerald Gloade (Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq) “The Art of Lacrosse: Mi’kmaw cultural imagery, stories and practices.”


  • Cam Bomberry (Coach for the Nationals World Field Lacrosse Team and Director of Lacrosse, Iroquois Lacrosse), “The Art of Stick Making: the crafting of traditions”
  • Rick Hill (Six Nations Polytechnic), “Crafting Identity: the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse program,  cultural identity and political action”


6:00 – 7:00 pm                Guest Speaker: Delmor Jacobs


7:00pm:  FREE TIME

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