A one-time re-play of this lecture will be available to ticket purchasers on Tuesday Apr. 13th, 2021, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm , using the same Zoom link as for the original lecture.
Dr Forsyth started to research the Tom Longboat awards in 2000 while beginning her doctorate at Western University. This history of the awards is built upon the stories that people shared with Dr Forsyth. She had many people and organizations help her along her journey and encouraged her to produce her book, ‘Reclaiming Tom Longboat’.
Janice Forsyth, member of the Fisher River Cree First Nation (Manitoba), is an award-winning scholar whose research, service, and advocacy focuses on Indigenous sport development in Canada. Her work combines history and sociology to explore the relationship between sport and culture from Indigenous points of view. Her work has informed policy and program development across sectors, including youth and community development, justice, education, citizenship, and health, in addition to sport and physical activity. She is co-editor for Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues (2013) and recently released Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canada Sport (2020). She is an Associate Professor in Sociology and Director of Indigenous Studies at Western University in London, Ontario.