UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Running Brave is a biopic video produced by Englander Productions in 1983 about the Lakota distance runner, Billy Mills. Cast includes Robby Benson as Billy Mills, August Schellenberg as Billy's father, and Graham Greene as Eddie Mills, with George Clutesi, Margo Kane and Denis Lacroix in supporting roles. The 1964 Tokyo Olympic Gold Medalist in the 10,000 meter race, Billy Mill's story is an inspirational one as he overcame great difficulties.
UNAVAILABLE Inuit Games is one of the videos in the National Film Board's 13-part series, My Brand New Life. In this series, each participant explores personal prejudices as he or she is challenged to explore another culture. Eric is a teen athlete from a middle class family in Montreal. He has the opportunity to travel to Kangiqsualujjuaq in northern Quebec and participate in the Inuit Games. Eric is introduced and he explains that his chosen sports are soccer and cycling. He and his friends try to say the Inuit village name Kangiqsualujjuaq.
Spirit of the Game is a 2003 production from the National Film Board of Canada. Filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry uses the documentary format to follow the training, qualifying, and background of young Native athletes from British Columbia as they prepare for the 2002 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Winnipeg. She follows the training regimes of several male and female athletes who compete in running, archery, canoeing, soccer, and boxing.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Spirit of the Game is a 2003 production from the National Film Board of Canada. Filmmaker Annie Frazier Henry uses the documentary format to follow the training, qualifying, and background of young Native athletes from British Columbia as they prepare for the 2002 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Winnipeg. She follows the training regimes of several male and female athletes who compete in running, archery, canoeing, soccer, and boxing.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds Lacrosse is a brief documentary film produced by the National Film Board of Canada in 1964. Lacrosse has the distinction of being the fastest game on two feet. In this film, lacrosse is introduced to the beginning player. Young players from southern Ontario demonstrate the fundamentals of the game. The film shows how box lacrosse is played as well as a player's equipment requirements. The film shows the teams using wooden lacrosse sticks, which have become something of a rarity.
With stories and observations gleaned from three years of ethnographic research, Stickhandling through the Margins: First Nations Hockey in Canada richly illustrates how hockey is played and experienced by First Nations peoples across Canada, both in isolated reserve communities and at tournaments that bring together participants from across the country.
Lacrosse Warrior: The Life of Lacrosse Champion Gaylord Powless is a biography published by James Lorimer and Company, written by Karen Lewis about the life and lacrosse career of well-known sports figure Gaylord Powless (1946-2001). Born on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Gaylord came from a family of lacrosse players and began playing the sport when he was young. The author provides basic details about the Six Nations Iroquois, the community, family, and education system that made up Gaylord's world.
Running is a young adult novel by the author of Where the Rivers Meet, Don Sawyer. In this story the focus is a developing friendship among three high school loners each holding firm to a secret as they begin long distance running training. Louie is a Cree youth whose younger brother and sister were scooped by CAS and placed in a foster home as he was constantly moved to several foster homes. Paul is a middle-class youth whose father died in a tragic car accident but Paul can only dwell on his part in his parent's death. Paul finds comfort in running.
The Next Sure Thing is part of the Rapid Reads Series. Rapid Reads are short novels and non-fiction books designed for reluctant or low-literacy teen and adult readers. This 144-page novel is ideal for the male high school student or adult literacy learner who has limited interest in reading. Richard Wagamese's fast-paced plot line and character development keeps the reader wanting to find out what happens next. Cree Thunderboy has talent both as a blues singer/songwriter and as a bettor at the horse races.