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Kinesiology & Health Science
KINE 3430
Janelle Joseph

th Lecture #3- January 15 2013 -own personal experience, the way your body moves in space. -experience of being discriminated against -relate to history (gender experience) - th 19 Century Pre-and Post- Confederation Canadian History Traditional Aboriginal Games (1800’s) -from the outside looking in to see what the aboriginals were doing during their games -aboriginals are an oral culture  Athapaskan, Dene, and Inuit People -western subarctic -regular travel for resources -lifestyle required strength and fitness -physical activity was part of their lifestyle -wrestling (male), races, chase (hide and seek)/pain (cheek pull, bloody knuckles) /gambling games to celebrate, demonstrate, and develop life skills -don’t need a lot of equipment for their games. Their focus was on survival. They would only accumulate things that helped them survive, such as tools. They weren’t interested in collecting things for games. Resources went to shelter, clothing. They didn’t waste their resources on fun, such as games.  Altered by settlement, conquest, removal to reserves, and forced assimilation through residential schools (in school they were prevented from doing their traditional activities and required to do European activities) -their entire lifestyle changed.  Cultures fragmented- sports and games were fragmented  Historians forgotten Upper and Lower Canada -most of the entire textbook is talking about a small area of Canada with regards to the aboriginals -the history of sport took place in Upper Canada (Quebec) and Lower Canada (Ontario) because the English in upper Canada and the French in lower Canada had interactions with the aboriginals Discussion Question: (Exam) 1) How were aboriginal physical achievements gendered? 2) What is the purpose of objects for “symbolic symbiosis”? (pg. 10) 3) Describe the following games: Shinny, Caribou chase, moose-skin ball and explain the significance to aboriginal gender ***TEST! Gender Aboriginal Games -Aboriginal women were not prevented from sport as though Victorian women were in the same era -womens activies in competitions (String games, bloody knuckles) there were no rules or rule books saying that women couldn’t play. -women as well as men would move from place to place. Women had to lift and carry and pulled the camp from location to location. The gender physical activity for women would prepare young women to play moos
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