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Photo: Elizabeth Mann



Charles Elliott

First Nations, Tsartlip, born 1943

Native sports teams were first assembled in boarding schools but adopted thereafter by tribes and First Nations living on reservations. Today, youth are involved in sports such as basketball, hockey and lacrosse, but also the more traditional leisure activities of canoe racing and bone game (slehal). Elliott, winner of the prized Order of Canada, here turns his talents to promoting the local (Saanich, B.C.) First Nations lacrosse team, the Peninsula Warriors.
Silkscreen print
18 1/2 x 18in. (47 x 45.7cm)
Gift of Simon Ottenberg
Provenance: Pacific Editions auction, Victoria, 2003
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view

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