CSPA EDI Lecture Series | Série de conférences ÉDI de l'ACPS


CSPA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Lecture Series

2020 has been an eventful year in many ways. Social justice, particularly understanding systemic racism, has been a major theme in many sectors and sport is not immune. Beginning in the early summer of 2020, reports and news stories were released highlighting the lack of diversity in the Canadian sport system. As practitioners working in the field of sport psychology and mental training, it is our responsibility to learn more about how we can dismantle these structures and it begins with education. This 6-part series will discuss equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sport system through a variety of guest lectures.


Next EDI Lecture

March 24, 2021 - 5:00PM (CT)

Dr. Dan Henhawk, University of Manitoba

Indigenous Sport Participation


Dan Henhawk is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) person from the Six Nations of the Grand River community in southern Ontario. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba. His research interests revolve around the tensions between Western conceptualizations, and practices, of leisure and Indigenous ways of knowing and being. His graduate work involved an auto-ethnographic inquiry to understand the ways in which sport and colonialism intersected and affected his personal life. This work also involved narrative inquiry as he looked to understand the stories and narratives of his family, friends and colleagues who were also immersed in the colonized and colonizing narratives that have permeated the context of sport in the community of Six Nations. This presentation will discuss some of the intersections between narrative, sport and colonialism within the Indigenous sport context through the lens of Dr. Henhawk’s experience in sport.


Please register in advance for this online lecture using the link below.

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAof--orj8qGdECTL6uRW1_f3fSUHZj6Tvv After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.