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Young P.E.I. lacrosse players learn indigenous origins behind sport – The Journal Pioneer

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 201768 Views

MORELL, P.E.I. — P.E.I. lacrosse players got a history lesson recently on Canada’s official summer sport and its roots in the indigenous community.

Many were surprised to learn the origins of lacrosse during the “Honouring the Creator’s Game” event held at Morell Soccer Complex, which saw more than 300 attend the opening ceremony.

Although the day saw matches for all ages, it also included prayers, a drum circle and indigenous storytellers.

Julie Pelletier-Lush, of the Mi’kmaq Legends group, shared the story of the very first lacrosse game.

The story goes that the first game was held between “the animals and the birds.”

Pelletier-Lush said although they were all different sizes, everyone got to take part. In the story, the birds also turn a small mouse into a bat so the mouse is able to play.

Read More: http://www.journalpioneer.com/news/local/2017/6/15/young-p-e-i–lacrosse-players-learn-indigenous-origins-behind-sp.html

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