Lacrosse, the Ancient game
Join us for a presentation of Lacrosse, the Medicine Game. For over a millennium, the game was played by the Iroquois, the Indigenous People who resided in the area extending from Canadas Ontario and Quebec and to upstate New York. Mr. Kevin Sandy, an Iroquois lacrosse player and the Director of the Iroquois Lacrosse Program in Canada, will present the cultural, traditional, and spiritual aspects of their game. Come experience a ceremonial Thanksgiving address, see a Smoke Dance demonstration (live or video), hear traditional music, and see demonstrations of both the traditional and contemporary form of the game (at Maxwell field). Lacrosse is now the fastest growing team sport in North America.
Presented by Kevin Sandy*
Member of Cayuga Nation, Wolf Clan, Six Nations of the Grand River, Canada
Origins and Traditions of the Game Haudenosaunee Story
Wooden Lacrosse Stick Teachings
Lacrosse is a medicine game given to the Ogwe:ho:weh (all nations) to assist with healing individuals and nations. It was given by Sho:gwi:ya:di;soh for joy and amusement. The game is now the fastest growing team sport in North America and will continue to grow and expand beyond Ho:di:noh:so (Iroquois) communities.
Date: June 2, 2012
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.
Location: International House, Dining Room
Mr. Kevin Sandy will be conducting a lacrosse clinic for the Bay Area Native American youth on
June 2nd , from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
LACROSSE at MAXWELL FAMILY FIELD
Basic Fundamentals and Skill Development
Interactive Drills Traditional and Contemporary Games
For youths: boys and girls, age 9 21. To reserve a spot, email Paloma at the Native American Health Center- Palomaf@Nativehealth.org. (Pre-registration required)
*Mr. Kevin Sandy is the Director of the Iroquois Lacrosse Program, Canada. He has managed the Iroquois Nationals World Team in international competitions, coming within one goal of winning the World Championship in 2007 and captured the bronze in 2008. He has played in more than 10 national and provincial competitions in lacrosse and basketball.
Sponsored by: San Francisco Native American Health Center, Joseph A. Myers, National Indian Justice Center, Norcal Lacrosse Foundation, International House, Berkeley
U.C. Berkeley sponsors: Women Lacrosse Program, Native American Studies, American Indian Graduate Program, Lets Move, Play Lacrosse Committee