The Story of the Sioux Lookout Black Hawks: Residential School, Hockey, And Assimilation

Much research has been done on the Sioux Lookout Black Hawks.

In a project led by Janice Forsyth and Alexandra Giancarlo, Crossing The Redline, a website they, along with their research team have created, looks at the Sioux Lookout Indian Residential School midget hockey team.

The Black Hawks travelled 1800km from Northern Ontario in 1951 to Toronto and Ottawa.

While there, they played 3 hockey games and visited attractions. They were also there to be educated about modern Canadian life, and to be showcased as positive examples of assimilation.

To learn about this team, their residential school, their stories, and the impact of this event and their participation in hockey, visit

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