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Carole Polchies

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Carole Polchies is an Elder of the Woodstock First Nation (a member of the Maliseet Nation). In 1979 she was a recipient of a regional Tom Longboat Award in recognition of her athletic success.[1][2][3]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Carole Polchies was born and raised on the Woodstock Reserve.[4]. She is the fifth of nine children of Peter Lewis Paul and Minnie Paul[5] and has four children of her own[1]. Her brother Reginald Paul was also awarded the Tom Longboat Award in 1960[3]

Athletic Success[edit | edit source]

Carole Polchies competed in many sports including softball, bowling, horseshoes and canoeing.[3]. In 1979 she received the Tom Longboat Award (an award acknowledging the achievements of Indigenous athletes in Canada) in recognition of her athletic performance[1][2][3][4]. In 1977 she received a trophy from the American Women's Softball League for being a member of the winning all-star team[1]. She also received won a trophy in bowling from the Canadian Women's Bowling leagues in 1978[1] and in horseshoes[1] at the Indian Summer Games hosted by the Kingsclear First Nation in 1976[6]. In addition to her participation as an athlete, Carole Polchies was also an advocate for many Indigenous festivals and sporting events and involved in organizing the 1978 Indian Summer Games[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "The Daily Gleaner". www.telegraphjournal.com. Retrieved 2017-11-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 King, C. R. (2015). Native Americans in sports. Routledge. 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN: Routledge. pp. 307–309. ISBN 9780765680549.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Forsyth, J.; Lodge-Gagné, V.; Giles, A. (2016). "Negotiating Difference: How Aboriginal Athletes in the Maritimes Brokered their Involvement in Canadian Sport". The International Journal of the History of Sport. 33: 1943–1962.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lodge, V. (2012). Mi'kmaq and Maliseet Tom Longboat Award Recipients' Experiences in Sport in the Maritimes (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Ottawa (Canada). [1]
  5. Teeter, Karl V. (1993). In memoriam: Peter Lewis Paul, 1902-1989. Hull, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization. p. 36. ISBN 9781772822908.
  6. "History of the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Summer Games – Ku'ku'kwes News". kukukwes.com. Retrieved 2017-11-21.


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