Lacrosse: the Ancient Game is being picked up in Retail Outlets across North America.
The response to the book has been great, and we are very appreciative to the people and oranizations who have help support and make this book possible. You can now buy the book directly at this growing list of retail outlets through the United States and Canada.
To find a retail outlet near you - click here.
July 8, 2013
New Womens's Lacrosse Posters Completed
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 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.
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
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)
September 20th, 2012
CANADIAN LACROSSE ADVENTURE
September 17th, 2012
DAO JAO DRE HEALING QUICKLY
July 24th, 2012
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.
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.
June 4, 2012
An enthusiastic group of the Publisher's Lacrosse Clan visit at the recent NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Foxborough.
May 15, 2012
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:
TORONTO, May 15, 2012 – the first ever Hollywood-produced lacrosse movie CROOKED
Youth athletes from local lacrosse teams will form a "Lacrosse Stick Archway” as an entryway for
Crooked Arrows, produced by Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated producer J. Todd
May 1st, 2012
Special Visit to 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.
March 22, 2012
1812 Wampum Peace Run Announced - Set to Lead Commemorations
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
BALTIMORE, 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.
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.
· 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.
Donations were made to both the US Lacrosse Foundation and the USILA from book sales on the weekend.
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"!
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
players and fans intuitively know their game is special. Enthusiasts
of First Nations history and culture sense a magic in aboriginal people.
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: email@example.com
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