Education Guide and Student Workbook

Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” and the brand new supplemental “Education Guide and Student Workbook” can collectively serve as a starting point for a greater understanding of complex issues. It is targeted for students in grades 6-12. Both authors of the Guide – Tewenhni’tatshon and Jim Calder -share over a hundred years of involvement with the game.

Lacrosse -The Ancient Game is a captivating exploration of Indigenous history and culture through the origins of Canada’s “national sport”. Students will enjoy the colourful illustrations and compelling stories contained within. Using “The Creator’s Game” to introduce Indigenous studies is an innovative and accessible way to learn about First Nations’ beliefs, customs, and traditions. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide provides a variety of interactive activities that will engage and inspire your students.

- Julie Gallagher (former DDSB teacher for over 30 years, current NOIC teacher)

We invite educators and coaches to introduce your students and players to indigenous culture and spiritualism through the Creator’s Game. Lacrosse has always brought people and nations together and served as a starting point for relationships. “Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” and ”Education Guide and Student Workbook” will serve as an important first step to understanding First Nations culture and history.

 

Page Samples

Education Guide Student Workbook - Table of Contents Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Clans

Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Student Activities Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Word Finder

Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Word Scramble Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Crossword Puzzle

Education Guide Student Workbook - Forms of the Game: Nations Activity Education Guide Student Workbook - Medicine: Storyboard Activity

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 

Tewenhni’tatshon.

 

She:kon, Tewenhni’tatshon iontiats. (Hello, they call me Tewenhni’tatshon.) I am also known as Louis Delisle, a name given to me to be used in the non-native world. The root word of my name is “awenhni:ta” (a moon cycle — new to full moon). When you add “Te” to the front of the word and “atshon” at the end of the word, it translates as “Two Moon Cycles At A Time”. The name is passed down from an ancestor in my family who was born in 1742 — seven generations ago. It was recorded by the Jesuits at the local church at that time. My ancestors had fled our ancestral lands along the Mohawk River in what is now known as New York State because of the overwhelming number of settlers entering our territory. I still live in Kahnawake which is the same name as one of the “castles” (villages) situated along the Mohawk River some 400 years ago. Lacrosse has always been a part of my life.

I had a lacrosse stick (kahnienh) as soon as I could walk. This was not a toy, it was a connection to who I was as Onkwehon: we (native person). I had to attend R.C. Indian Day School in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawa:ke). I was not allowed to speak my language (Kanienkeha) or learn about my traditional culture. However, my stick was a special gift that I kept in my bedroom even in winter and it made me feel good when I held it. I played unorganized lacrosse every summer until a team was formed to play in an organized league when I was fourteen. From this time on, I involved myself in playing and organizing lacrosse in Kahnawa:ke.

I was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014 as a player and builder of the game in my community. I only accepted the honor because my former teammates nominated me. Today, I remain active in the game, having graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a degree in education and being a principal at the Kahnawa:ke Survival School for 14 years. This has allowed me to promote the field game at the school. I currently teach Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language) at the school and assist with coaching our field lacrosse team. Lacrosse will always be part of my life.

 

Co-Author and Consultant: Tewenhni’tatshon (Louis Delisle)

 

 

Jim Calder

 

Lacrosse is a team sport and a team was put together to address this initiative. I want to recognize the contributions of the following team members:Tewenhni’tatshon — Co-author and Consultant, Julie Gallagher — Workbook Activity Development and Gill Stead — Finishing Design and Graphics.

I want to thank Goodminds.com for their support and for sharing in the vision of creating this Teacher’s Guide.

Many thanks to all of the great builders, coaches, and players from around the world that I had the good fortune of meeting and participating with in the sport. They provided encouragement and showed me how to love the game.

And a big thank you to all teachers who recognize this game can be part of education and reconciliation. It has always been a bridge between communities. This is the true medicine in the game.

 

Co-Author: Jim Calder

 

 

BUY THE EDUCATION GUIDE

 

How To Order

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Education Guide and Student Workbook, individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

Lacrosse the Ancient Game - Soft Cover

Lacrosse the Ancient Game (Soft Cover), individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

 

You can order individual copies or qualify for discounts by ordering 10 or more copies through this website.    (For pricing - email desired quantity to james.calder2@sympatico.ca)

Payment for any of the books can be made through e-transfer. Please indicate the book(s) you are purchasing to james.calder2@sympatico.ca or by cheque to "T.E.C. Inc.". Cheques should be mailed to:

 

T.E.C. Inc.

3085 Kingston Road,

Unit 106

Toronto, Ontario, M1M 1P1

 

Or you can order through Indigenous publisher GoodMinds.com
Website link: https://goodMinds.com

 

GoodMinds.com - First Nations, Metis, Inuit Books - Bound to Impress

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” and the brand new supplemental “Education Guide and Student Workbook” can collectively serve as a starting point for a greater understanding of complex issues. It is targeted for students in grades 6-12. Both authors of the Guide – Tewenhni’tatshon and Jim Calder -share over a hundred years of involvement with the game.

Lacrosse -The Ancient Game is a captivating exploration of Indigenous history and culture through the origins of Canada’s “national sport”. Students will enjoy the colourful illustrations and compelling stories contained within. Using “The Creator’s Game” to introduce Indigenous studies is an innovative and accessible way to learn about First Nations’ beliefs, customs, and traditions. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide provides a variety of interactive activities that will engage and inspire your students.

- Julie Gallagher (former DDSB teacher for over 30 years, current NOIC teacher)

We invite educators and coaches to introduce your students and players to indigenous culture and spiritualism through the Creator’s Game. Lacrosse has always brought people and nations together and served as a starting point for relationships. “Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” and ”Education Guide and Student Workbook” will serve as an important first step to understanding First Nations culture and history.

 

Page Samples

Education Guide Student Workbook - Table of Contents Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Clans

Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Student Activities Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Word Finder

Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Word Scramble Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Crossword Puzzle

Education Guide Student Workbook - Forms of the Game: Nations Activity Education Guide Student Workbook - Medicine: Storyboard Activity

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 

Tewenhni’tatshon.

 

She:kon, Tewenhni’tatshon iontiats. (Hello, they call me Tewenhni’tatshon.) I am also known as Louis Delisle, a name given to me to be used in the non-native world. The root word of my name is “awenhni:ta” (a moon cycle — new to full moon). When you add “Te” to the front of the word and “atshon” at the end of the word, it translates as “Two Moon Cycles At A Time”. The name is passed down from an ancestor in my family who was born in 1742 — seven generations ago. It was recorded by the Jesuits at the local church at that time. My ancestors had fled our ancestral lands along the Mohawk River in what is now known as New York State because of the overwhelming number of settlers entering our territory. I still live in Kahnawake which is the same name as one of the “castles” (villages) situated along the Mohawk River some 400 years ago. Lacrosse has always been a part of my life.

I had a lacrosse stick (kahnienh) as soon as I could walk. This was not a toy, it was a connection to who I was as Onkwehon: we (native person). I had to attend R.C. Indian Day School in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawa:ke). I was not allowed to speak my language (Kanienkeha) or learn about my traditional culture. However, my stick was a special gift that I kept in my bedroom even in winter and it made me feel good when I held it. I played unorganized lacrosse every summer until a team was formed to play in an organized league when I was fourteen. From this time on, I involved myself in playing and organizing lacrosse in Kahnawa:ke.

I was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014 as a player and builder of the game in my community. I only accepted the honor because my former teammates nominated me. Today, I remain active in the game, having graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a degree in education and being a principal at the Kahnawa:ke Survival School for 14 years. This has allowed me to promote the field game at the school. I currently teach Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language) at the school and assist with coaching our field lacrosse team. Lacrosse will always be part of my life.

 

Co-Author and Consultant: Tewenhni’tatshon (Louis Delisle)

 

 

Jim Calder

 

Lacrosse is a team sport and a team was put together to address this initiative. I want to recognize the contributions of the following team members:Tewenhni’tatshon — Co-author and Consultant, Julie Gallagher — Workbook Activity Development and Gill Stead — Finishing Design and Graphics.

I want to thank Goodminds.com for their support and for sharing in the vision of creating this Teacher’s Guide.

Many thanks to all of the great builders, coaches, and players from around the world that I had the good fortune of meeting and participating with in the sport. They provided encouragement and showed me how to love the game.

And a big thank you to all teachers who recognize this game can be part of education and reconciliation. It has always been a bridge between communities. This is the true medicine in the game.

 

Co-Author: Jim Calder

 

 

BUY THE EDUCATION GUIDE

 

How To Order

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Education Guide and Student Workbook, individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

Lacrosse the Ancient Game - Soft Cover

Lacrosse the Ancient Game (Soft Cover), individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

 

You can order individual copies or qualify for discounts by ordering 10 or more copies through this website.    (For pricing - email desired quantity to james.calder2@sympatico.ca)

Payment for any of the books can be made through e-transfer. Please indicate the book(s) you are purchasing to james.calder2@sympatico.ca or by cheque to "T.E.C. Inc.". Cheques should be mailed to:

 

T.E.C. Inc.

3085 Kingston Road,

Unit 106

Toronto, Ontario, M1M 1P1

 

Or you can order through Indigenous publisher GoodMinds.com
Website link: https://goodMinds.com

 

GoodMinds.com - First Nations, Metis, Inuit Books - Bound to Impress

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

 

Lacrosse -The Ancient Game is a captivating exploration of Indigenous history and culture through the origins of Canada’s “national sport”. Students will enjoy the colourful illustrations and compelling stories contained within. Using “The Creator’s Game” to introduce Indigenous studies is an innovative and accessible way to learn about First Nations’ beliefs, customs, and traditions. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide provides a variety of interactive activities that will engage and inspire your students.

- Julie Gallagher (former DDSB teacher for over 30 years, current NOIC teacher)

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Page Samples

Education Guide Student Workbook - Table of Contents Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Clans

Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Student Activities Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Word Finder

Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Word Scramble Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Crossword Puzzle

Education Guide Student Workbook - Forms of the Game: Nations Activity Education Guide Student Workbook - Medicine: Storyboard Activity

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 

Tewenhni’tatshon.

 

She:kon, Tewenhni’tatshon iontiats. (Hello, they call me Tewenhni’tatshon.) I am also known as Louis Delisle, a name given to me to be used in the non-native world. The root word of my name is “awenhni:ta” (a moon cycle — new to full moon). When you add “Te” to the front of the word and “atshon” at the end of the word, it translates as “Two Moon Cycles At A Time”. The name is passed down from an ancestor in my family who was born in 1742 — seven generations ago. It was recorded by the Jesuits at the local church at that time. My ancestors had fled our ancestral lands along the Mohawk River in what is now known as New York State because of the overwhelming number of settlers entering our territory. I still live in Kahnawake which is the same name as one of the “castles” (villages) situated along the Mohawk River some 400 years ago. Lacrosse has always been a part of my life.

I had a lacrosse stick (kahnienh) as soon as I could walk. This was not a toy, it was a connection to who I was as Onkwehon: we (native person). I had to attend R.C. Indian Day School in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawa:ke). I was not allowed to speak my language (Kanienkeha) or learn about my traditional culture. However, my stick was a special gift that I kept in my bedroom even in winter and it made me feel good when I held it. I played unorganized lacrosse every summer until a team was formed to play in an organized league when I was fourteen. From this time on, I involved myself in playing and organizing lacrosse in Kahnawa:ke.

I was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014 as a player and builder of the game in my community. I only accepted the honor because my former teammates nominated me. Today, I remain active in the game, having graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a degree in education and being a principal at the Kahnawa:ke Survival School for 14 years. This has allowed me to promote the field game at the school. I currently teach Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language) at the school and assist with coaching our field lacrosse team. Lacrosse will always be part of my life.

 

Co-Author and Consultant: Tewenhni’tatshon (Louis Delisle)

 

 

Jim Calder

 

Lacrosse is a team sport and a team was put together to address this initiative. I want to recognize the contributions of the following team members:Tewenhni’tatshon — Co-author and Consultant, Julie Gallagher — Workbook Activity Development and Gill Stead — Finishing Design and Graphics.

I want to thank Goodminds.com for their support and for sharing in the vision of creating this Teacher’s Guide.

Many thanks to all of the great builders, coaches, and players from around the world that I had the good fortune of meeting and participating with in the sport. They provided encouragement and showed me how to love the game.

And a big thank you to all teachers who recognize this game can be part of education and reconciliation. It has always been a bridge between communities. This is the true medicine in the game.

 

Co-Author: Jim Calder

 

 

BUY THE EDUCATION GUIDE

 

How To Order

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Education Guide and Student Workbook, individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

Lacrosse the Ancient Game - Soft Cover

Lacrosse the Ancient Game (Soft Cover), individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

 

You can order individual copies or qualify for discounts by ordering 10 or more copies through this website.    (For pricing - email desired quantity to james.calder2@sympatico.ca)

Payment for any of the books can be made through e-transfer. Please indicate the book(s) you are purchasing to james.calder2@sympatico.ca or by cheque to "T.E.C. Inc.". Cheques should be mailed to:

 

T.E.C. Inc.

3085 Kingston Road,

Unit 106

Toronto, Ontario, M1M 1P1

 

Or you can order through Indigenous publisher GoodMinds.com
Website link: https://goodMinds.com

 

GoodMinds.com - First Nations, Metis, Inuit Books - Bound to Impress

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Lacrosse -The Ancient Game is a captivating exploration of Indigenous history and culture through the origins of Canada’s “national sport”. Students will enjoy the colourful illustrations and compelling stories contained within. Using “The Creator’s Game” to introduce Indigenous studies is an innovative and accessible way to learn about First Nations’ beliefs, customs, and traditions. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide provides a variety of interactive activities that will engage and inspire your students.

 

- Julie Gallagher (former DDSB teacher for over 30 years, current NOIC teacher)

Page Samples

Education Guide Student Workbook - Table of Contents Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Clans Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Student Activities Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Word Finder

Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Word Scramble Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Crossword Puzzle Education Guide Student Workbook - Forms of the Game: Nations Activity Education Guide Student Workbook - Medicine: Storyboard Activity

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 

Tewenhni’tatshon.

 

She:kon, Tewenhni’tatshon iontiats. (Hello, they call me Tewenhni’tatshon.) I am also known as Louis Delisle, a name given to me to be used in the non-native world. The root word of my name is “awenhni:ta” (a moon cycle — new to full moon). When you add “Te” to the front of the word and “atshon” at the end of the word, it translates as “Two Moon Cycles At A Time”. The name is passed down from an ancestor in my family who was born in 1742 — seven generations ago. It was recorded by the Jesuits at the local church at that time. My ancestors had fled our ancestral lands along the Mohawk River in what is now known as New York State because of the overwhelming number of settlers entering our territory. I still live in Kahnawake which is the same name as one of the “castles” (villages) situated along the Mohawk River some 400 years ago. Lacrosse has always been a part of my life.

I had a lacrosse stick (kahnienh) as soon as I could walk. This was not a toy, it was a connection to who I was as Onkwehon: we (native person). I had to attend R.C. Indian Day School in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawa:ke). I was not allowed to speak my language (Kanienkeha) or learn about my traditional culture. However, my stick was a special gift that I kept in my bedroom even in winter and it made me feel good when I held it. I played unorganized lacrosse every summer until a team was formed to play in an organized league when I was fourteen. From this time on, I involved myself in playing and organizing lacrosse in Kahnawa:ke.

I was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014 as a player and builder of the game in my community. I only accepted the honor because my former teammates nominated me. Today, I remain active in the game, having graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a degree in education and being a principal at the Kahnawa:ke Survival School for 14 years. This has allowed me to promote the field game at the school. I currently teach Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language) at the school and assist with coaching our field lacrosse team. Lacrosse will always be part of my life.

 

Co-Author and Consultant: Tewenhni’tatshon (Louis Delisle)

 

 

Jim Calder

 

Lacrosse is a team sport and a team was put together to address this initiative. I want to recognize the contributions of the following team members:Tewenhni’tatshon — Co-author and Consultant, Julie Gallagher — Workbook Activity Development and Gill Stead — Finishing Design and Graphics.

I want to thank Goodminds.com for their support and for sharing in the vision of creating this Teacher’s Guide.

Many thanks to all of the great builders, coaches, and players from around the world that I had the good fortune of meeting and participating with in the sport. They provided encouragement and showed me how to love the game.

And a big thank you to all teachers who recognize this game can be part of education and reconciliation. It has always been a bridge between communities. This is the true medicine in the game.

 

Co-Author: Jim Calder

 

 

BUY THE EDUCATION GUIDE

 

How To Order

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Education Guide and Student Workbook, individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

Lacrosse the Ancient Game - Soft Cover

Lacrosse the Ancient Game (Soft Cover), individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

 

You can order individual copies or qualify for discounts by ordering 10 or more copies through this website.    (For pricing - email desired quantity to james.calder2@sympatico.ca)

Payment for any of the books can be made through e-transfer. Please indicate the book(s) you are purchasing to james.calder2@sympatico.ca or by cheque to "T.E.C. Inc.". Cheques should be mailed to:

 

T.E.C. Inc.

3085 Kingston Road,

Unit 106

Toronto, Ontario, M1M 1P1

 

Or you can order through Indigenous publisher GoodMinds.com
Website link: https://goodMinds.com

 

GoodMinds.com - First Nations, Metis, Inuit Books - Bound to Impress

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Lacrosse -The Ancient Game is a captivating exploration of Indigenous history and culture through the origins of Canada’s “national sport”. Students will enjoy the colourful illustrations and compelling stories contained within. Using “The Creator’s Game” to introduce Indigenous studies is an innovative and accessible way to learn about First Nations’ beliefs, customs, and traditions. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide provides a variety of interactive activities that will engage and inspire your students.

 

- Julie Gallagher (former DDSB teacher for over 30 years, current NOIC teacher)

Page Samples

Education Guide Student Workbook - Table of Contents Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Clans Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Student Activities Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Word Finder

Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Word Scramble Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Crossword Puzzle Education Guide Student Workbook - Forms of the Game: Nations Activity Education Guide Student Workbook - Medicine: Storyboard Activity

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 

Tewenhni’tatshon.

 

She:kon, Tewenhni’tatshon iontiats. (Hello, they call me Tewenhni’tatshon.) I am also known as Louis Delisle, a name given to me to be used in the non-native world. The root word of my name is “awenhni:ta” (a moon cycle — new to full moon). When you add “Te” to the front of the word and “atshon” at the end of the word, it translates as “Two Moon Cycles At A Time”. The name is passed down from an ancestor in my family who was born in 1742 — seven generations ago. It was recorded by the Jesuits at the local church at that time. My ancestors had fled our ancestral lands along the Mohawk River in what is now known as New York State because of the overwhelming number of settlers entering our territory. I still live in Kahnawake which is the same name as one of the “castles” (villages) situated along the Mohawk River some 400 years ago. Lacrosse has always been a part of my life.

I had a lacrosse stick (kahnienh) as soon as I could walk. This was not a toy, it was a connection to who I was as Onkwehon: we (native person). I had to attend R.C. Indian Day School in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawa:ke). I was not allowed to speak my language (Kanienkeha) or learn about my traditional culture. However, my stick was a special gift that I kept in my bedroom even in winter and it made me feel good when I held it. I played unorganized lacrosse every summer until a team was formed to play in an organized league when I was fourteen. From this time on, I involved myself in playing and organizing lacrosse in Kahnawa:ke.

I was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014 as a player and builder of the game in my community. I only accepted the honor because my former teammates nominated me. Today, I remain active in the game, having graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a degree in education and being a principal at the Kahnawa:ke Survival School for 14 years. This has allowed me to promote the field game at the school. I currently teach Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language) at the school and assist with coaching our field lacrosse team. Lacrosse will always be part of my life.

 

Co-Author and Consultant: Tewenhni’tatshon (Louis Delisle)

 

 

Jim Calder

 

Lacrosse is a team sport and a team was put together to address this initiative. I want to recognize the contributions of the following team members:Tewenhni’tatshon — Co-author and Consultant, Julie Gallagher — Workbook Activity Development and Gill Stead — Finishing Design and Graphics.

I want to thank Goodminds.com for their support and for sharing in the vision of creating this Teacher’s Guide.

Many thanks to all of the great builders, coaches, and players from around the world that I had the good fortune of meeting and participating with in the sport. They provided encouragement and showed me how to love the game.

And a big thank you to all teachers who recognize this game can be part of education and reconciliation. It has always been a bridge between communities. This is the true medicine in the game.

 

Co-Author: Jim Calder

 

 

BUY THE EDUCATION GUIDE

 

How To Order

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Education Guide and Student Workbook, individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

Lacrosse the Ancient Game - Soft Cover

Lacrosse the Ancient Game (Soft Cover), individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

 

You can order individual copies or qualify for discounts by ordering 10 or more copies through this website.    (For pricing - email desired quantity to james.calder2@sympatico.ca)

Payment for any of the books can be made through e-transfer. Please indicate the book(s) you are purchasing to james.calder2@sympatico.ca or by cheque to "T.E.C. Inc.". Cheques should be mailed to:

 

T.E.C. Inc.

3085 Kingston Road,

Unit 106

Toronto, Ontario, M1M 1P1

 

Or you can order through Indigenous publisher GoodMinds.com
Website link: https://goodMinds.com

 

GoodMinds.com - First Nations, Metis, Inuit Books - Bound to Impress

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Lacrosse -The Ancient Game is a captivating exploration of Indigenous history and culture through the origins of Canada’s “national sport”. Students will enjoy the colourful illustrations and compelling stories contained within. Using “The Creator’s Game” to introduce Indigenous studies is an innovative and accessible way to learn about First Nations’ beliefs, customs, and traditions. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide provides a variety of interactive activities that will engage and inspire your students.

 

- Julie Gallagher (former DDSB teacher for over 30 years, current NOIC teacher)

Page Samples

Education Guide Student Workbook - Table of Contents Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Clans Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Student Activities Education Guide Student Workbook - Lesson One: Word Finder

Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Word Scramble Education Guide Student Workbook - Oral Tradition: Crossword Puzzle Education Guide Student Workbook - Forms of the Game: Nations Activity Education Guide Student Workbook - Medicine: Storyboard Activity

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

 

Tewenhni’tatshon.

 

She:kon, Tewenhni’tatshon iontiats. (Hello, they call me Tewenhni’tatshon.) I am also known as Louis Delisle, a name given to me to be used in the non-native world. The root word of my name is “awenhni:ta” (a moon cycle — new to full moon). When you add “Te” to the front of the word and “atshon” at the end of the word, it translates as “Two Moon Cycles At A Time”. The name is passed down from an ancestor in my family who was born in 1742 — seven generations ago. It was recorded by the Jesuits at the local church at that time. My ancestors had fled our ancestral lands along the Mohawk River in what is now known as New York State because of the overwhelming number of settlers entering our territory. I still live in Kahnawake which is the same name as one of the “castles” (villages) situated along the Mohawk River some 400 years ago. Lacrosse has always been a part of my life.

I had a lacrosse stick (kahnienh) as soon as I could walk. This was not a toy, it was a connection to who I was as Onkwehon: we (native person). I had to attend R.C. Indian Day School in Caughnawaga (now Kahnawa:ke). I was not allowed to speak my language (Kanienkeha) or learn about my traditional culture. However, my stick was a special gift that I kept in my bedroom even in winter and it made me feel good when I held it. I played unorganized lacrosse every summer until a team was formed to play in an organized league when I was fourteen. From this time on, I involved myself in playing and organizing lacrosse in Kahnawa:ke.

I was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014 as a player and builder of the game in my community. I only accepted the honor because my former teammates nominated me. Today, I remain active in the game, having graduated from McGill University in 1975 with a degree in education and being a principal at the Kahnawa:ke Survival School for 14 years. This has allowed me to promote the field game at the school. I currently teach Kanienkeha (Mohawk Language) at the school and assist with coaching our field lacrosse team. Lacrosse will always be part of my life.

 

Co-Author and Consultant: Tewenhni’tatshon (Louis Delisle)

 

 

Jim Calder

 

Lacrosse is a team sport and a team was put together to address this initiative. I want to recognize the contributions of the following team members:Tewenhni’tatshon — Co-author and Consultant, Julie Gallagher — Workbook Activity Development and Gill Stead — Finishing Design and Graphics.

I want to thank Goodminds.com for their support and for sharing in the vision of creating this Teacher’s Guide.

Many thanks to all of the great builders, coaches, and players from around the world that I had the good fortune of meeting and participating with in the sport. They provided encouragement and showed me how to love the game.

And a big thank you to all teachers who recognize this game can be part of education and reconciliation. It has always been a bridge between communities. This is the true medicine in the game.

 

Co-Author: Jim Calder

 

 

BUY THE EDUCATION GUIDE

 

How To Order

 

Education Guide and Student Workbook

Education Guide and Student Workbook, individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

Lacrosse the Ancient Game - Soft Cover

Lacrosse the Ancient Game (Soft Cover), individual pricing: $ 24.95

 

 

You can order individual copies or qualify for discounts by ordering 10 or more copies through this website.    (For pricing - email desired quantity to james.calder2@sympatico.ca)

Payment for any of the books can be made through e-transfer. Please indicate the book(s) you are purchasing to james.calder2@sympatico.ca or by cheque to "T.E.C. Inc.". Cheques should be mailed to:

 

T.E.C. Inc.

3085 Kingston Road,

Unit 106

Toronto, Ontario, M1M 1P1

 

Or you can order through Indigenous publisher GoodMinds.com
Website link: https://goodMinds.com

 

GoodMinds.com - First Nations, Metis, Inuit Books - Bound to Impress