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Native Games

Event Details
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Briscoe School Field
North Main Street
Ashland, OR, 97520
(541) 8903529

Red Earth Descendants will host a day of H.O.Y.E. Native Games!
"Help Our Youth Excel"
Saturday, March 19
Noon to late afternoon
Briscoe School Field, North Main Street, Ashland

Come and join us for an afternoon of "shinny," a pan-Native stickball game similar to lacrosse or hockey. Stickball was one of the many varieties of indigenous games played across the Americas by indigenous peoples at the time of European contact. The way it was played varied from tribe to tribe. Apart from its recreational and physical benefits, stickball gaming traditionally played a more serious role in Native culture. Its origins are rooted in Ceremony, often used to settle territorial disputes between tribes, preparing people for war, as well as serving as a rights of passage tool.

We welcome all ages and levels of playing--the day will focus on learning how to play, having some practice games and possibly a mini-tournament, a "picnic potluck" and just getting together for the afternoon for some FUN!

Less competition this year and more about teaching kids/families how to play shinny.

Bring your own chair or picnic blanket, something for a picnic potluck and/or snacks and meet at the Briscoe field (behind the old Briscoe Elementary School on North Main in Ashland) at high Noon!

It's all FREE to the public and our R.E.D. community. No drugs or alcohol please!

Also remember we have weekly practices on Sundays at Noon
SOU practice baseball field
corner of Walker and Iowa Streets
Will have practice the next 2 Sundays!