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June 6, 2014

PROUD SUPPORTER OF TEAM LATVIA

Team Latvia

L-TAG is pleased to support the efforts of the Latvian Men's Lacrosse Team. They have been met with a financial challenge in attending the
2014 World Championships. L-TAG will donate a portion of all proceeds from sales at the World Championships to Team Latvia.
Stop by and say hello at the Games!

 

 

June 3, 2014

LTAG Heads West For First Appearance

Lacrosse - The Ancient Game is pleased to announce that our booth will be set up in the furthest western location we have visited. From July 15-19, 2014 LTAG will be selling Second Edition Copies and Prints and Posters to the FIL Lacrosse Men's World Championships fans in attendance. Autographs will be available by Co-Author Jim Calder to the fans. Stop by the booth to talk about the history and culture of the game.

 

 

July 8, 2013

New Womens's Lacrosse Posters Completed

Women's Lacrosse Posters


Award winning illustrator David Craig has created 4 new posters for Women's Lacrosse. It is some of the first artwork for the Women's game ever produced. Mr. Craig has captured the essence of the game in 4 beautiful works of art:

1. Crash - featuring Wales vs. the Haudenosaunee
2. The Free Position - featuring Japan vs. Scotland
3. The Draw - featuring USA vs. Canada
4. The Throw - featuring Australia vs. England

The posters will be available at the 2013 FIL Women's World Lacrosse Championships and on-line in August.

 

 

May 22nd, 2013

L-TAG and 2013 Tewaaraton


L-TAG is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2013 Tewaaraton Awards. Last year, “Lacrosse: The Ancient Game” was incredibly well received by the 5 men and 5 women finalists of the Tewaaraton award. It was also given to the male and female Native American recipients of the Tewaaraton Scholarship to each of the two “Legends” Award winners.  All of the 2013 class will receive the book. This year's ceremony will be on on May 30th in Washington D.C. Visit http://www.tewaaraton.com for more information on the Awards.

 

 

April 22nd, 2013

New Documentary on the History of Lacrosse premiered by Syracuse University


"America's First Sport" was premiered at Syracuse University on April 22nd. An all star panel featuring Gary Gait, Roy Simmons, Jr., Oren Lyons, Neal Powless, Dr. Phil Arnold, and John Jiloty from Inside Lacrosse Magazine. Director Dennis Deninger served as moderator for the wide ranging discussion on the history and future of the game.

Please visit https://vimeo.com/64675548 to watch this terrific film.

 


Feb 04th, 2013

NEW HISTORY OF LACROSSE DOCUMENTARY BEING SHOT

Syracuse Univerity's History of Sport Program is producing a brand new documentary on the History of Lacrosse. The Upstate NY team was up in Ontario, Canada this past week interviewing various lacrosse people for the film. Seen here are: Allan Downey - Professor from Wilfrid Laurier University, Stan Cockerton - FIL President and OLA Executive Director, Jim Calder - LTAG and Dennis Deninger - Documentary Producer and Professor from Syracuse University. The documentary is due to be completed at the end of April this year. Once again - stay tuned!

 

 

Jan. 31st, 2013



Recently we visited with a real lacrosse history buff - Dan Bowyer - from Lorne Park H.S. near Toronto. Dan has turned his Vice Principal's Office into one of the finest lacrosse memorabilia displays anywhere. He has a Louis Jacques (Alf's Dad) stick on the wall and a copy of the original George Beers book from 1869 - and a McNaughton book from the 1870's as well!. Those are just a few of the treasures that are there. I will have to go back as there was too much to see in a short visit. (Show 2 Pix)

I also met with the FIL in Philadelphia and am pleased to say they will provide some help on the next lacrosse history project I am working on.

I have to say that Delmor has had a bit of a rough go recently with a major operation this past summer and some recovery setbacks this past month. We wish him the best heallth possible this coming year.

 

 

Dec. 7th, 2012

In December we signed books at the USILA Coaches Meetings in Baltimore. It was a treat to be there for that and then attend the retirement Dinner for Dave Urick - one of the great NCAA Coaches at Georgetown and Hobart. In early January we attended a presenation that the DelVal Lacrosse Club put on in Frenchtown, NJ. What a marvelous group they have there! (Picture)

We may be in Philly for the NCAA Championships - just working out details with the NCAA at this time.

We will be setting up at the Women's World Field Lacrosse Championships in July in Oshawa, Ontario

And ....Delmor and I may be in Bulgaria this August at the Baltic Lacrosse Tournament.

 

Stay tuned!

 

 

 

September 20th, 2012

CANADIAN LACROSSE ADVENTURE

"The last 6 weeks have been memorable - met hundreds of lacrosse fans at some of Canada's premier events. It started out with a number of appearances at the Lacrosse Festival in Whitby Ontario in early August. Thousands of players and families from across Canada come to this annual showcase. And then set up at the Minto Cup - Canada's National Junior Box Championships in Whitby as well. Orangeville proved to be the top team beating Coquitlam, B.C. in the final game as well as entries from Alberta and Whitby. I then went to the Mann Cup - the Major Series Championship. No western team had won back East since 1986 and the Langley Thunder started out with 2 wins in the best of seven series against the Peterborough Lakers. Just maybe they would end the streak! Peterborough tied the series up 2-2 and then went on to take the final two games for their National Championship. This was all played in front of sold out crowds at the Memorial Arena. It has been great to meet everyone at these iconic lacrosse get-togethers."

 

 

September 17th, 2012

DAO JAO DRE HEALING QUICKLY

"Our good friend Delmor Jacobs has undergone some major surgery over the last two months. We are pleased to say he is now home and in good spirits. He hopes to continue his travels soon as he teaches the history and culture of the Creator's Game."

 

 

July 24th, 2012

I had a talk and book signing at the Virgil Arena in Niagara-on-the-Lake last week. Two young Philadelphia Area box lacrosse teams were brought up by Team Canada and NLL legends - Johnny Mouradian, Mike French and Paul French. Johnny is the President of a fairly new Box Teaching Program called American Indoor Lacrosse.Their goal is to introduce the youngsters to the authentic box game in Ontario. They were a great group of kids who understand that learning the box game can make them better field lacrosse players. A real pleasure to meet the parents and coaching staff at a bar-b-q run by the NOTL Minor Organization.

Delmor Jacobs (Dao Jao Dre) is in Rhode Island this week. Delmor says: "I am currently on Rhode Island at the Beach Dogs Creator's Game-Lacrosse Camp. It runs from July 23-27/12.

I have bought along my grandsons to paricipate. I am here sharing the culture of the origin of the Creator's Game-Lacrosse. How it originated in the skyworld, how it came to earth and its design in teaching the holistic values to all participants and that it is still played in the skyworld today.

The camp days end by 3pm..........I am the keynote presenter for a special screening of "Crooked Arrows, Creator's Game-Lacrosse" , movie.which begins at 5:30pm and then the screening takes place at 6:30pm. The Theatre is quite a historic building, with old fashion threatical drapes type of layout. It is quite impressive.

It is in Newport, Rhode Island. USA, area. A very touristy area also. The major bay is filled with boats. From 12' ers to multi million dollar international yachts..........."

Delmor has been all over this summer with trips to Wisconsin and Montana earlier in the summer.


 

July 10th, 2012

Delmor and I were pleased to provide instruction on the history and culture of the Creator's Game at the Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival in Ottawa. Here is a picture of Cody Jamieson (Delmor's son and NLL Veteran) Leadhorse (Choctaw Two Stick Ball Player - originally from Oklahoma) and yours truly.

Akwesasne Warrior

Akwesasne Warrior (Single Figure)

Photo courtesy of RA Photography.

 

 

June 29th, 2012

We hope you enjoy this short presentation on the Creator's Game (Lacrosse) - It is the beginning of building the huge traditional Haudenosaunee game for 2013.




You can also access it here at You Tube: http://youtu.be/ZaU4yXBiI_c

Please share it.

 

 

June 4, 2012

L-TAG at NCAA Championships

Publisher and Co-author Jim Calder set up the L-TAG Booth at this year's NCAA Championships. "I must have met 5,000 people over the 3 days.", says Calder. Many of the fans wanted a closer look at the Great Lakes Stick at the booth - a replica made by famous Onondaga stickmaker Alf Jaques. Many of the young people who stopped by saw the "Crooked Arrows" poster at the booth and had seen or were going to see the movie in the near future. Only good things were heard about the Hollywood lax flick! Thanks to Peter Taylor from Gillette Stadium and the NCAA for allowing the sale of the book to take place at this great annual event. We appreciate all those who stopped by and supported the book.

NCAA L-TAG Group

An enthusiastic group of the Publisher's Lacrosse Clan visit at the recent NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Foxborough.



May 31, 2012

L-TAG at Tewaaraton Awards in Washington D.C.

Congratulations to the Male and Female NCAA Lacrosse Players of the Year: Peter Baum - Colgate University - Attack & Katie Schwarzmann - University of Maryland - Midfield
These terrific players plus 10 other nominees received L-TAG as keepsake from the event.

 

 

May 15, 2012

L-TAG to help launch “Crooked Arrows” in Canada

Here at “Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” we are very proud to be involved in the Premiere of “Crooked Arrows” in Canada. A great Toronto Lacrosse kick-off is being planned for Sunday May 20th. We will have First Nations Stickmakers and Faithkeepers on hand. We’ll have an archway to greet the guests formed by Boys and Girls from Various Clubs. We will be auctioning off a “Great Lakes Stick” to one lucky fan, as well as swag from the Movie! We’ll have Hall of Famers and current Pro Players on hand. It is being billed as a “Celebration of Lacrosse” and it certainly will be!

Here is some info from the formal press release:


Canada’s National Sport celebrated in first ever Hollywood-produced Lacrosse Movie CROOKED ARROWS to have Canadian premiere Sunday, May 20

TORONTO, May 15, 2012 – the first ever Hollywood-produced lacrosse movie CROOKEDCROOKED ARROWS MOVIE
ARROWS will have a special Canadian premiere on Sunday May 20 at the Alliance Beach
Cinemas, Starring Brandon Routh (Superman Returns) as Joe Logan, Crooked Arrows tells the
compelling story of a mixed-blood Native American eager to modernize his reservation who must
first prove himself to his father by rediscovering his true spirit. Joe is tasked with coaching the
reservation's high school lacrosse team, which competes against the better-equipped players of
the elite prep school league.

Youth athletes from local lacrosse teams will form a "Lacrosse Stick Archway” as an entryway for
attendees at the premiere event and guests will be entertained by a traditional First Nations Stick
Maker as well as Cayuga Faithkeeper Dao Jao Dre, who will explain the meaning of the cultural
and spiritual aspects of Lacrosse.

Crooked Arrows, produced by Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated producer J. Todd
Harris, received a standing ovation during its sneak preview screening in Seattle and will open
across Canada on June 1st. “This movie was incredibly fun to make. It’s like the Mighty Ducks of
lacrosse, and as the first Hollywood lacrosse movie ever, it's a milestone event for that
community; to be part of that is something truly special,” says Harris.

 

 

May 1st, 2012

Special Visit to Tyendinaga


Last month I travelled to a very special event at Quinte Mohawk School on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory near Kingston, Ontario. Mrs. Green had invited us to come. I met with many of the students at the school and talked to them about what it was like to co-author and publish the book. We had a wonderful time....I was taught by one young man named “Eagle” how to pronounce some Mohawk words – he was much better than I was at it! What a great day working with some great kids! Very meaningful to visit the area where the Peacemaker is said to have started his journey across Lake Ontario to bring the Great Law to the warring Iroquois tribes.

Tyendinaga

 

 

April 29th, 2012

L-TAG to be presented to 12 Tewaaraton Finalists

“Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” is proud to have been selected as a sponsor of the Tewaaraton Awards. Each of the 12 finalists (6 Men and 6 Women) will receive a signed hard cover copy of the book as a keepsake of their special day.
The Tewaaraton Award Ceremony will be held on May 31st, 2012 at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian - Fourth Street & Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, DC.

 

 

March 22, 2012

1812 Wampum Peace Run Announced - Set to Lead Commemorations
Article by JULIE JOCSAK St. Catharines Standard

Delmar Jacobs

The ball is rolling on Niagara Region’s year-long culture blowout. The calendar teems with art events, book launches, exhibits, celebrations, and events hand-in-hand with First Nations. It’s got everything from textile art projects to a run that will see a team of Six Nations youth run three days from Brantford to Niagara. They’ll all roll out as the Region celebrates its designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada.

As the agenda kicked off at a well-attended event Wednesday, some figured the benefits could go beyond the drawing board. “I don’t want this $1.625-million contribution from the government to be a one-time thing,” said West Lincoln Mayor Doug Joyner, who co-chairs the Region’s culture committee. “I want to move forward and create an economy of culture.”

Joyner said there are big spinoffs to embracing culture. He pointed to economic benefits that could stem from efforts at Brock University and from the coming performing arts centre in St. Catharines. “I hope this is going to make us stand up and appreciate the little gems and jewels that we have here in Niagara,” he said. “I truly see an economic and tourism boom coming out of this.”

The year will see a program of 26 events rolled out, culminating in a closing ceremony Dec. 12. That includes the Wampum Run, which will see historically dressed Six Nations youth and War of 1812 militiamen make two runs to Queenston Heights. One group will run from the Peace Bridge. The other group will start at the Six Nations Reserve outside Brantford and meet up with the other team.

They’ll be carrying an authentic native lacrosse stick with them as they run, said project lead Delmor Jacobs. It will include a length of wampum, or shell beads, which he said gives authority and honesty to a speaker’s words. “When we carry this, we’re going to be delivering a message of all our contributions to the creation of Canada,” he said. “A lot of people don’t know the history.”

Having First Nations groups involved is critical, Joyner said. “They are our founding fathers,” he said. “To have them involved is very special.” Niagara Falls MP Rob Nicholson noted there’s more beyond 2012, with the federal government setting aside tens of millions of dollars for cultural celebrations through 2014. The culture capital title, he said, is a recognition of how much Niagara means to Canada. “Most fair- minded people would agree the creation of our country was a blessing to the world,” he said. “That was ensured through what took place in this area 200 years ago. “I hope that this will be looked on as good news — a positive story for this area.”

 

Article by JULIE JOCSAK St. Catharines Standard Staff. Picture Right: Delmor Jacobs, project lead for the Wampum Run. The launch of the Niagara Cultural Capital of Canada 2012 program was held at regional headquarters Wednesday.

 

 

March 19th, 2012

Keepers of LacrosseBALTIMORE, Mar. 19, 2012 – The US Lacrosse Foundation has launched the Keeper of Lacrosse Project, a grassroots cultural preservation campaign focused on protecting, celebrating and championing the values of lacrosse. The Keeper of Lacrosse Project focuses on six core values critical to safeguarding the game for future generations. These values include the spirit of the game; tradition; the virtues of respect, honor and integrity; good sportsmanship; teamwork; and connection.  

The Keeper of Lacrosse Project promotes these core values to all lacrosse programs by providing free Keeper of Lacrosse kits to anyone interested in advancing these values, connecting lacrosse alumni with local programs and inspiring a movement across the country to ground today’s lacrosse programs in the roots of the sport. 

Since mid-January, the movement has steadily taken hold across the country, as more than 85 programs with 9000 participants in 26 states have endorsed the Project and received Keeper of Lacrosse kits, including coaches, parents, tournament directors, and National Lacrosse Hall of Fame members. 

"As the sport grows and expands, it’s important for the lacrosse community to not lose sight of the values that built the foundation of our sport," said Kira Muller, associate director for alumni relations at US Lacrosse. "The Keeper of Lacrosse Project looks to instill these values in the current and next generation through interaction and information."

Those interested in furthering the Project can get involved by becoming a Keeper Crusader. This group of passionate lacrosse guardians will have the opportunity to educate and mentor future generations of lacrosse players, with action opportunities and resources provided by the Keeper of Lacrosse Project. 

The Keeper of Lacrosse Project is a donor-supported initiative of the US Lacrosse Foundation. To learn more about the Keeper of Lacrosse Project, endorse the cause and become a Keeper of Lacrosse, please visit www.uslacrosse.org/keeper.

 

 

February 9th, 2012

Ron Fletcher joined me at the "Reading for the Love of It" Book Show which brings teachers from across Canada to Toronto on February 9th. There was quite a great deal of interest in the book form an Aboriginal Studies perspective. We managed to get a book in the hands of the Ontario Minister of Education's hands. Wouldn't it be great to see the book in every school in North America to help promote the game, its history and its culture!

 

 

January 15th, 2012

Delmor and I were kept busy all day long at the US Lacrosse Foundation Convention in Philadelphia on January 15th. We signed books without a break from 9 p.m. - 5 p.m. Had visitors like Neil Duffy (Spirit of the Stick) and Tom Hayes (Rutgers and the ILF) to the booth - great to see everyone. There is an interview on You Tube if you type in "Lacrosse - The Ancient Game". That evening we went and saw the NLL game and Rochester really took it to Philly...what a difference 5 weeks makes - The Wings are at the top of the Division and the Knighthawks are having to struggle. We had a late dinner at the Baggataway Pub - owned by Wings Owner Mike French. What a great neighborhood bar and restaurant!

 

 

Dec 18th, 2011

It was a full house in early December at the US Lacrosse Museum.

It was a full house at the US Lacrosse Museum

· Co-Author Ron Fletcher and Dao Jao Dre address guests, (left)

· Dao Jao Dre explains Great Peach Bowl Game, (center)

· Jim Calder and Dao Jao Dre speak to guests, (right)

 

 

Dec. 10th, 2011

We had a wonderful book signing event at Blue Bison Sports (near Buffalo) and met many lacrosse fans that day. Lunch was brought in from Ted’s Hotdogs – if you haven’t had one of the foot-longs from there you haven’t lived. Thank you to Ken Cummins, his family and Staff for making us so welcome.


 

 

December 7th, 2011

Delmor and I have been very busy travelling over the last 2 weekends. We were at the "heart of the heart" of lacrosse - Kahnawake, Quebec on Nov. 26 for a signing and presentation at the library of the reserve. This is the place where the modern game developed and was the launch pad for the visits to Queen Victoria. Special Guest - Elder Billy Two Rivers was on hand. Billy was a professional wrestler in the 60's and 70's and had a role in the amazing film - The Black Robe. We were the guests of Elna Stacey who runs Village Variety and carries our books. The locals were extremely hospitable and we were fortunate to try the local smoked sturgeon provided by "Dirt" McComber - a well known lacrosse coach from the area. We also met the actor who will play "the Grandmother" in the upcoming film "Crooked Arrows" Forgive me for not remembering her Haudenasaunee name, but I did recognize her from the trailers on the site.

Last week we were in Baltimore for the launch at the US Lacrosse Museum on Thursday and also the Coaches Convention at the Inner Harbour Marriott on Friday. We met too many lacrosse people to mention over the two days. Everyone believes it is time to educate our young players and newcomers to the game on the history and culture of the game. Delmor spoke at the Coaches luncheon and we had many many visitors to our booth. I would like to thank Steve Stennersen, Kira Mueller and Chris Dewitt at the US Lacrosse Foundation and Phil Buttafuocco (Coaches Convention) and John Spring (USILA) and my brother Tom Calder for hosting us.

Donations were made to both the US Lacrosse Foundation and the USILA from book sales on the weekend.

On the Saturday, Delmor and I stopped off and met with Neal Powless (Onondaga) and Phil Arnold (Syracuse University) to talk about possible ideas around the launch of "Crooked Arrows" and "Lacrosse - The Ancient Game". I will just say it is a very exciting time for those who love the history and culture of the game! Stay tuned!

Please see the following two stories that have been written on our recent travels:

 

 

November 6, 2011

Lacrosse – The Ancient Game set up its booth at the Ontario Lacrosse Association AGM. $500.00 was raised for the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum. If you have never visited the museum, make sure you stop by. It is on the Welland Canal in St. Catharines , Ontario and well worth the visit. Rumour has it that the hall has just been donated one of the oldest lacrosse sticks on record. That will be something to see when it goes up on display.

 

 

October 17th, 2011 - First Nations Book Launch

Our first First Nations Launch took place on Oct. 17 at Six Nations. In picture "A" you see Illustrator Arnold Jacobs, Cayuga Faithkeeper Dao Jao Dre and co-author Jim Calder. Picture "B" features Dao Jao Dre and Allan Downey – west coast First Nations - who is pursuing his PHD through his thesis on the history of lacrosse.

 

October 5th, 2011 - Crooked Arrows Movie Preview

Just out!! Here is an eary preview of footage from the new lacrosse film - "Crooked Arrows"!

http://crookedarrows.com/big-game-day-video/

 

 

September 16th, 2011 - Offical Book Launch

The Official US Launch for "Lacrosse - The Ancient Game" took place on Friday, Sept. 16th at Hobart College, Geneva, New York. Here are some pictures of Cayuga Faithkeeper Dao Jao Dre (Delmor Jacobs) and Publisher and Co-author Jim Calder at the event. They are presenting the first official book to Hobart College Athletic Director Mike Hanna for placement in the college library. Delmor and Jim signed many copies for those in attendence.

 

 

September 6th, 2011 - Press Release

LACROSSE BOOK SHOWCASES HISTORY AND CULTURE OF CANADA’S NATIONAL SUMMER GAME

“The game stretches from cradle to grave for our people. Many young boys are given a small wood lacrosse stick when they are in the cradle. The stick is there at the other end, too. I have been to two funerals in the last little while and both men were buried with their lacrosse sticks in their caskets. This is done so that they can play the game when they go to our Creator’s World. I, too, have requested a stick to take with me when I pass from here.”

Cayuga Faithkeeper Dao Jao Dre

Lacrosse players and fans intuitively know their game is special. Enthusiasts of First Nations history and culture sense a magic in aboriginal people.
“Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” is the new book that will explain to both groups why the game and culture that nurtured it are worthy of their passion.
Lacrosse — the Ancient Game™ is a richly illustrated coffee table style book every lacrosse family and First Nations culture fans will want to own. It mixes the creation stories of the First Nations people with the historical records of the first Europeans who first witnessed and then went on to play the game with the aboriginal people. Factual data will include accounts from the Jesuits, brand new illustrations from top North American artists, historical pictures by George Catlin and others, right up to the first rules provided by Dr. George Beers and subsequent presentations of the game to British Royalty. Stories include how the game was viewed in the early creation stories of the First Nations. It is beautifully illustrated and a real “must-have” keepsake for all lacrosse aficionados.

It required a tremendous team to produce “Lacrosse – The Ancient Game”. Co-authors Jim Calder and Ron Fletcher and Cayuga Faithkeeper Dao Jao Dre were supported by Illustrators David Craig and Arnold Jacobs, Editor Noel Hudson and designer Gill Stead. More information can be found at the official website: www.lacrossetheancientgame.com

“Lacrosse – The Ancient Game” will be available to the Canadian public before October 5, 2011 and the US community by October 15th. The book is available in Soft cover ($19.95) & Hardcover ($29.95). Copies can be ordered through the website www.lacrossetheancientgame.com and customers can also find a list of retail locations where it can be purchased.

For more information and interview opportunities with any of the team please contact Jim Calder at: info@lacrossetheancientgame.com

 

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