The Creator’s Game Gathering - Lacrosse at Red Lake


The Creator’s Game Gathering

Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga'iganing Baaga’adowewag

They are playing Lacrosse at Red Lake

Sat., October 10, 2015

  • 9:30 am:  Check In, Red Lake Nation College, Red Lake, Minnesota
  • 9:45 am:  Welcome by Oshkiimaajitahdah Director Jerry Loud and Welcoming Song by Young Kingbird Singers
  • 10:00 am:  Introductions of Instructors
  • 10:30 am to 12:30 pm: Game Play and Skills Sessions
  • 12:30 pm:  Exhibition Creators Game: Wooden Stick
  • 2:00 pm:  Check In, Ponemah Boys and Girls Club
  • 2:15 pm:  Welcome by RLN Chairman Darrell Seki and Welcoming Song by Young Kingbird Singers
  • 2:30 pm:  Introduction of Instructors
  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Game Play and Skills Sessions
  • 5:00 pm: Exhibition Creators Game: Wooden Stick

The Creator’s Game Gathering Instructors:

Curtiss Summers (Oneida), Oneida Nation Lacrosse: Shekoli,Shalakhwa niyukyats. On^yote’aka niwakuw^tsyot^. Wakesklewake niwaki’talot^.  Hello my name is Curt Summers and I come from the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. I am Bear Clan. I have been involved in lacrosse for the better part of my life. I played for about 15 years competitively and took a few years off after a couple shoulder injuries.  I had the idea of starting a program and had gathered a group of community members that had the same passion I had for the game. It took a good 5 years to where we are today. Player participation is up to 75 players and parents and family participation is nearly double. We now have a U9, U11, U13 and U15 youth program. I am currently the head coach for our Tribal High School for the past three years. Our U13 team took home gold and the U15 team won silver at the 2015 State Games of America Games in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Brett Bucktooth (Oneida) appeared in 102 National Lacrosse League games with Buffalo, Vancouver and New England in 2015 and has 104 goals, 153 assists and 267 points in his career. Helped Rochester win the 2008 MLL Championship and also won a silver medal with the Iroquois Nationals team at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships, and won a national championship with Syracuse in 2004. Brett was named a second Team All-American as a senior in 2006 and Honorable Mention All-American as a junior (2005) after making the switch from midfielder to attack. Has played lacrosse since age 3 and introduced to the game by his father, Freeman Bucktooth.                                                                                                                                                      

Dan Shook, PhD. Currently, Coach Shook is the Head Lacrosse Coach for Hilliard Heritage Middle School located in Hilliard, Ohio. He has head coaching positions with Bishop Watterson and Bexley High Schools in Columbus, Ohio. While serving as head coach at Watterson he was selected as the Ohio Division II Coach of the year. Coach Shook has served administrative roles in lacrosse as a Founding Member of the Upper Arlington Lacrosse Association, Advisory Committee Member for the Columbus Landsharks professional indoor lacrosse team and secretary for the Ohio chapter of US Lacrosse. Professionally, Dan serves as an Exercise Physiologist for OhioHealth System-Columbus, Ohio. 

Kevin Reed had been the head coach for St. Louis Park from 2007 and retired recently.  Prior to Saint Louis Park he coached the Hopkins Royals and the University of St. Thomas. Reed played attack for the University of St. Thomas and played Midfield for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers. Reed also played his High School Lacrosse for Hopkins where they won a State Championship in 1998. Reed was the Director of Community Development at Homegrown Lacrosse for nine months, and President of Minnesota Boys Scholastic Lacrosse Association for seven years.   

Mark Hellenack started the US Lacrosse Chapter in Minnesota and was the founder of the MBSLA. He was a college star at NCAA DIII Keene College and a member of the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Hellenack won two Minnesota State Championships and multiple UMLL collegiate titles when he coached at St. Johns College. Hellenack has been instrumental in growing the game of lacrosse in Minnesota. 

Text or Email Dan Ninham at 218-368-6430 or [email protected]


October 10, 2015 at 9:30am - 5:30pm
Red Lake Nation College
Dan Ninham · · 218-368-6430

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