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Sport for reconciliation: Re-storying sport for development

Dr. Dan Henhawk, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Thursday, February 18 | 2PM | Zoom

Faculty assistant professor Dr. Dan Henhawk presents Sport for Reconciliation: Re-storying sport for development — a seminar that will cast a critical Indigenous lens on the colonial tensions surrounding sport for development and reconciliation.

Through exposing these issues, the presentation will discuss the place of Indigenous storywork in challenging colonial discourses embedded in sport and movements that utilize sport for development and reconciliation.

Prior to Dr. Henhawk’s seminar, Applied Health Sciences PhD student Younghoon (Daniel) Lee will present Becoming a Responsive Physical Education Teacher in Multicultural Learning Environments.

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About Dr. Dan Henhawk

Dan Henhawk

Dr. Henhawk's research interests revolve around the multiple conceptualizations of leisure and the socio-cultural study of sport and recreation. Specifically, he's interested in how understandings and meanings of leisure are changing in relation to understandings of work. As well, Dr. Henhawk is also interested in Indigenous notions of decolonization, indigenization, sovereignty and self-determination. Overall, the main thread of his research seeks to trouble modern Western conceptualizations of leisure and, by extension, notions of work through a critical Indigenous lens.

In his work, Dr. Henhawk strive to privilege Indigenous ways of knowing and of being in the world.

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