Indigenous Development

Indigenous Development Committee

The Indigenous Development Committee (IDC) is responsible for the education of the Indigenous roots of lacrosse and is responsible in supporting the growth and development of the Creator’s game. The Committee is comprised of representatives who are either elected or appointed by each Member Association of Lacrosse Canada. Lacrosse Canada, through the Indigenous Development Committee, is responsible for providing:
  • Means of increasing the capacity of Participation Develop and maintain a community profile database for each Member Association.
  • Identify, recruit and support Indigenous Community Champions;
  • Increasing the number of Indigenous participants in all disciplines of the game;
  • Building and Strengthening Partnerships to establish and enhance relationships with the Indigenous organizations in each Member Associations and to develop a communication strategy between them;
  • Emphasize Education by developing tools and resources for Member Associations, increasing awareness and education of the vision and mission of the IDC, increasing educational opportunities regarding the heritage of the game in each Member Association, and incorporating the acknowledgement of Traditional Indigenous territories.  

For more information on the Indigenous Development Committee, please contact Findley Wilson


'Honour Our Game' Promotional Campaign

The Indigenous Development Committee is proud to launch the Honour Our Game campaign, which will see the helmets of athletes and officials from across the country adorned with an Honour Our Game sticker beginning with the 2018 season. The promotional campaign, which was made possible thanks to the generous financial support of the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation, will look to help positively promote the sport of lacrosse’s values and acknowledge its Indigenous roots and history.
The Honour Our Game image has four crucial components: 
  1. The slogan “Honour Our Game”, which promotes respect, reverence, and veneration to the game of lacrosse.
  2. The Canadian Lacrosse Association logo, which honours modern-day lacrosse and the CLA's continued governance across Canada.
  3. The eagle feathers, which acknowledges lacrosse’s Indigenous roots. Moreover, the feathers signify strength, power, and respect, all of which are crucial elements to the game of lacrosse.
  4. The double-ringed circle, which elicits the principles of community, fraternity, and equality, as well the conglomeration of past, present, and future by encapsulating lacrosse's Indigenous roots, along with the CLA and the IDC's vision of the future of our sport.
Member Associations will distribute these stickers to their clubs and teams in the coming weeks. A letter detailing the campaign and the elements of the logo will be included in each package so that coaches can explain the meaning of the sticker, and the importance of recognizing the Indigenous roots of the game, to their players.
Learn more about the Honour Our Game campaign by reading the press release announcing the launch of the program: ‘Honour Our Game' Campaign Launched by Indigeous Development Committee.

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