Arctic Canada - The Culture Cure
Episode 20

The Medicine Game - Gwich'in Professional Lacrosse Player Thomas Hoggarth

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Thomas Hoggarth is a professional lacrosse player with the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League. He grew up in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, however his roots are North of the Arctic Circle in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories. Thomas is of Gwich'in decent and proud of his cultural heritage. Lacrosse is one of the fastest and most physical team sports in the world however to many indigenous peoples it is of spiritual significance and a gift from the creator. In this episode we discuss Thomas's heritage, his mother being part of the 60's scoop, the demands of being a professional lacrosse player, the spirituality of lacrosse and Thomas's growing status as a premier lacrosse player in the world's premier lacrosse league.

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