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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Sports & Recreation



Can. CIP

Aboriginal peoples and sport In Canada: historical foundations and contemporary Issues, ed. by Janice Forsyth and Audrey R. Giles. UBC Press, 2013. 254p bibl index afp ISBN 0774824204, $95.00; ISBN 9780774824200, $95.00

Though the usual sports media gives little attention to the participation of aboriginal peoples in Canadian sports, the editors worked hard to build interesting chapters about the athletes, coaches, and organizations that form the foundation of aboriginal peoples' participation in places such as Saskatchewan, Northwestern Ontario, and Quebec. Aboriginal parents and their young athletes should read this book, which is full of male and female role models. Readers learn plenty about the great hockey player Ted Nolan, an Ojibwa member of the Garden River First Nation. He went on to play hockey for the Detroit Red Wings and later became head coach for the New York Islanders. One of the more powerful chapters, “Aboriginal Peoples and the Construction of Canadian Sport Policy," comes from Victoria Paraschak. Using a theoretical lens that she calls “the double helix," she interrogates how aboriginal peoples' sport needs are assessed via the mainstream organizations of the Canadian sport system. Paraschak's conclusion points to the undercutting of the legitimation of an aboriginal vision of sport in favor of one that privileges the mainstream span system. The book is well organized and very insightful. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Undergraduate and graduate students in recreation and span management programs, as well as aboriginal parents and athletes. -  E. Smith, Wake Forest University



July’13 - Vol.50, No.11

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