Crossing the Red Line is dedicated to the story of the national tour of the Sioux Lookout Black Hawks hockey team. Working with surviving team members, their narratives will be presented in a companion book with articles, multimedia, and lesson plans, using sports as a lens for educators to explore the residential school experience.
Articles, Book Chapters, Media
Giancarlo, A., & Forsyth, J., with Kelly Bull, Chris Chromarty, and David Wesley. (2022, September). We were the lucky ones. Three former players on a residential school hockey team recall the reality behind the snapshots of their 1951 exhibition tour. Canada's History, popular magazine (with online multimedia).
Giancarlo, A., & Forsyth, J. (2022, April). Playing at the margins: Sports and visual histories of assimilation in Canada’s Indian residential school system. Intersections, a magazine of the Canadian Historical Association, 5.1, 19-20.
Giancarlo , A., Forsyth, J., Te Hiwi, B. & McKee, T. (2021). Methodology and Indigenous memory: Using photographs to anchor critical reflections on Indian residential school experiences. Visual Studies, 36(4-5), 406-420. DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2021.1878929. Online article.
McKee, T. & Forsyth, J. (2019). Witnessing painful pasts: Understanding images of sports at Canadian Indian residential schools. Journal of Sport History, 46(2), 175-188. Read abstract.
Tehiwi, B. & Forsyth, J. (2017). ‘A rink at this school is almost as essential as a classroom’: Hockey and discipline at Pelican Lake Indian Residential School, 1945-1951. Canadian Journal of History, 52(1), 80-108. Read abstract.