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dc.contributor.author McGowan, Virginia Margaret
dc.contributor.author Frank, Lois
dc.contributor.author Nixon, Gary
dc.contributor.author Grimshaw, Misty
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-25T21:11:15Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-25T21:11:15Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.citation McGowan, V., Frank, L., Nixon, G., & Grimshaw, M. (2001). Sacred and secular play in gambling among Blackfoot peoples of Southwest Alberta. In A. Blaszczynski (Ed.), The proceedings of the 11th National Association for Gambling Studies Conference, Sydney, 2001 (pp. 241-255). Alphington, Australia: National Association for Gambling Studies. en
dc.identifier.isbn 095853585X
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/403
dc.description.abstract This study is concerned with cultural and experiential contexts that give meaning to gambling among Blackfoot peoples of southwest Alberta in western Canada. Using narrative and myth, the authors examined textual materials gathered from ethnographic and historical records, contemporary versions of Blackfoot myths told by tribal Elders, and autobiographies of Blackfoot individuals with a previous history of problem gambling. Social discourses, through which meanings are constructed, were identified in these oral and archival literatures and the lived experiences of Blackfoot gambling. These discourses indicate that sacred and secular aspects of play persist in contemporary Blackfoot gambling. Cultural themes in contemporary gambling practices and themes linked to the colonial experiences of Blackfoot and other First Nations peoples are discussed. The authors conclude that contemporary forms of gambling by Blackfoot peoples remain informed by traditional cultural practices and are influenced by social structural processes, including experiences of colonization. Implications for design of interventions are discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National Association of Gambling Studies en
dc.subject Indigenous peoples -- Gambling -- Alberta en
dc.subject Siksika -- Gambling en
dc.title Sacred and secular play in gambling among Blackfoot peoples of Southwest Alberta en
dc.type Book Chapter en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of Native American Studies en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en


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