Haudenosaunee traditional games feaured in Woodland Cultural Centre workshop

By Lisa Iesse Writer BRANTFORD – Returning to the roots of lacrosse, is all about ‘growing the game’ to include more people. On February 15 Woodland Cultural Centre offered its first virtual traditional games workshop hosted by Delaney Thomas. The session included an overview of many traditional games played by the Hodinöhsö:ni from Snowsnakes to scattering sticks to double ball and long ball, but the the discussion gravitated around the ageless game of lacrosse. “It stems pretty far back into our history. It comes within the Creation Story and then even more within our stories of the Great Law of Peace, lacrosse is mentioned,” Thomas affirmed. “There are also historical meanings that we’re playing for our ancestors and our spirits, and we’re entertaining them and the Creator.” The Hodinöhsö:ni’ were…

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