150th Anniversary of Lacrosse Celebration
J. Alan Childs
Topic: History of Lacrosse on the Prairie
Time: Friday, June 16 (10:40am at McGill) & Saturday, June 17 (11:00am at McCord Museum)
J. Alan Childs is a researcher and historian on the sport of lacrosse in the Midwest. His book “Minnesota Lacrosse: A History” focuses on the roots of lacrosse in the Ojibwe and Dakota communities up to the early Midwest lacrosse. Mr. Childs lives in Savage, Minnesota with his wife and five children who play, coach, and teach lacrosse at all levels.
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm - Panel: Lisa-Marie Breton-Lebreux (Co-Founder and Assistant Coach; Canadiennes de Montreal Hockey Club), Dr. Homa Hoodfar (Professor, Sociology and Anthropology; Concordia University) and Robyn Flynn (Sports Radio Journalist; CJAD800 and TSN690) will take part in a panel discussion on women and girls in sport.
- 7:30pm - 8:00pm - Presentation: Kari Miller, the founder of women’s lacrosse league in Six Nations and head coach of the Haudenosaunee U19 national team, will give a short presentation.
- 8:00pm - 9:30pm - Film Screening: The film Keepers of the Game, which made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been broadcast on ESPN, will be shown. The documentary tells the story of the Salmon River High School girls' lacrosse team, which is composed completely of Native Americans players from the Mohawk nation. As their season comes to a head, the team is faced with increasing ambivalence in their own community and the girls must prove that the game of lacrosse is their rightful inheritance. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people's tradition in a changing world.