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The Assimilation of Indigenous Canoe/Kayak, within the past 150 years, in the Maritimes.

Dr. Janice Forsyth, Vanessa Lodge-Gagne and Audrey Giles wrote a paper “Negotiating Difference: How Aboriginal Athletes in the Maritimes Brokered their Involvement in Canadian Sport” published in Taylor & Francis”. The academic paper focuses “by examining the experiences of nine elite Aboriginal athletes from the Maritimes, specifically those who won a Tom Longboat Award, through a postcolonial lens.”. The writers acknowledge that “Aboriginal perspectives on experiences in sport in Canada are largely missing from the existing body of literature on sociocultural aspects of sport, but this is especially the case in terms of Aboriginal people from the Maritimes region of Canada.”

My aim is to contribute to the body of knowledge on Aboriginal sport by narrowing the topic to the assimilation of Indigenous Canoe and Kayak, within the past 150 years, in the Maritimes (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island). To which the writers claim “ Trying to find published studies on Abo…

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