Chiefs and Champions, Ross Powless
DirectorsAnnie Frazier Henry Jody Martin Matthew Hill
ProducersBig Red Barn Entertainment Sheliagh Cahill Annie Frazier Henry Ken Malenstyn
- Release Date 2005
- Running Time 24 minutes
- Closed Captions Yes
- Availability Canada, USA
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Ross Powless (1926-2003) became a warrior of lacrosse by bringing excitement and interest back to the sport at a time when it was declining. Able to trace the birth of lacrosse back to his ancestors from Six Nations, Ross was encouraged to play fair and enjoy the game. He built his great talent on hard work and determination and became known as the player you wanted on your team.
During his illustrious career, he received just about every honour available to a lacrosse player. Ross played on four Mann Cup teams in the 1950s and won the Mike Kelly Award as MVP in 1953. He twice received the Tom Longboat Award as outstanding Canadian Aboriginal athlete and was inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame along with his son Gaylord. They are the only father/son combination in the Hall. For years, he continued to coach and inspire young players and teams, alongside his many years as band councillor and band administrator.
Also, featured in 24 minute episodes are:
- Chief Roger Adolph
- Alwyn Morris
- Waneek Horn-Miller
- Fred Sasakamoose
- Tom Longboat
- Darren Zack
- Billy Two Rivers
- Angela Chalmers
- Richard Peter
- Sharon and Shirley Firth
- Gino Odjick
The episodes are hosted by Tom Jackson.
Directors: Annie Frazier Henry, Jody Martin Matthew Hill
Producers: Big Red Barn Entertainment, Sheliagh Cahill, Annie Frazier Henry, Ken Malenstyn
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