Choctaw Stickball (Episode 1): Warrior Games
Catalogue Number: 810000
Producer: Kwassen Productions Inc.
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, First Nations Studies, Health and Medicine, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies, Sports
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2014
Running Time: 22:00
Closed Captions: Yes
Choctaw Stickball (Episode 1): Warrior Games heads to Mississippi to discover the ancient sport of Stickball. Local Native American communities have been settling disputes with this war-like game for centuries. Host Steve Sxwithul'txw gets tips on scoring goals and avoiding injuries. James Denson is a seasoned veteran of the brutal game, and he shares his passion for the sport. We find out how Stickball is used to train young people to become warriors on the field and in life.
Filmmaker Bio: Steve Sxwithul’txw is a proud member of the Penelakut Tribe located just off Vancouver Island. Steve is passionate about storytelling and highlighting Indigenous peoples in his craft.