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Sport, Globalization, and the Bordering Process

The Iroqouis Nationals Lacrosse Team and the Issue of Contested National Identities


From: Borders, Culture, and Globalization


This essay focuses on the struggle of Indigenous communities to assert their identity(ies) within a contested northeastern borderland and under the influence of the globalizing processes involving sport (Downey 2018). More particularly, it addresses the restricted agency of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team and its hopes of representing its own nation at the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship in the United Kingdom.



Heidi Weigand and Colin Howell

Dr. Heidi Weigand is a member of the Safe Assured research team in Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business. Her work focuses on leadership development, systemic discrimination, and resiliency. Examples of her work include the study of a leader’s ability to manage the balance of positive and negative emotions, and the extent to which this practice vicariously affects the development of an innovative mindset in followers. Her work also includes the study of motivating factors that influence Generation Z leaders to drive responsible change and choose communication technologies to mobilize their message, and the study of health-care leaders and the extent to which they inform patient safety health-care policy.