Forsyth, J., O’Bonsawin, C., Phillips, M., & Field, R. (Eds.) (Forthcoming November 2023). Decolonizing Sport. Fernwood Press. ISBN 9781773636344
Lamoureux, C., Taylor, S. & Forsyth, J. (2021). A History of Excellence: The Untold Stories of Manitoba's Indigenous Sport. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council. Order your copy here.
Forsyth, J. (2020). Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport, Regina, SK: University of Regina Press. *Winner of the 2021 North American Society for Sport History book prize, Best Monograph; the Ontario Historical Society, 2021 Indigenous History Award for outstanding achievement; and featured in Saskatchewan Book Week 2020.
Forsyth, J. & Giles, A. (Eds.) (2013). Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. *Winner of the 2014 North American Society for Sport History book prize, Best Anthology. List of winners.
Giancarlo, A., & Forsyth, J., with Kelly Bull, Chris Chromarty, and David Wesley. (2022, September). We were the lucky ones. Three former players on a residential school hockey team recall the reality behind the snapshots of their 1951 exhibition tour. Canada's History, popular magazine (with online multimedia).
Giancarlo, A., & Forsyth, J. (2022, April). Playing at the margins: Sports and visual histories of assimilation in Canada’s Indian residential school system. Intersections, a magazine of the Canadian Historical Association, 5(1), 5-6.
Forsyth, J., McKee, T. & Benson, A. (2021). Data, development discourse, and decolonization: Developing an Indigenous evaluation model for Indigenous youth hockey in Canada. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 53(3), 121-139. Read abstract.
Lorusso, J. R., Markham, C. & Forsyth, J. (2021). Indigenous youth in Ontario school-based health and physical education programs: A scoping review. PHEnex Journal, 11(3), 1-20. Online article.
Giancarlo , A., Forsyth, J., Te Hiwi, B. & McKee, T. (2021). Methodology and Indigenous memory: Using photographs to anchor critical reflections on Indian residential school experiences. Visual Studies, 36(4-5), 406-420. DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2021.1878929. Online article.
Ross, M. & Forsyth, J. (2020). A good fight: How Indigenous women approach boxing as a mechanism for social change. Journal of Sport and Social Issues 45(4), 303-378. DOI: 10.1177/0193723520919817. Read abstract.
Wilk, P., Maltby, A., Cooke, M. & Forsyth, J. (2019). The effect of parental residential school attendance and parental involvement on Indigenous youth's participation in sports and physical activity during school. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 14(2), 130-146. Online article.
McKee, T. & Forsyth, J. (2019). Witnessing painful pasts: Understanding images of sports at Canadian Indian residential schools. Journal of Sport History, 46(2), 175-188. Read abstract.
Wilk, P., Maltby, A., Cooke, M. & Forsyth, J. (2018). Correlates of participation in sports and physical activities among Indigenous youth. Aboriginal Policy Studies, 7(1), 62-83. Online article.
Forsyth, J. & Heine, M. (2017). ’The only good thing that happened at school’: Colonizing narratives of sport in the Indian School Bulletin. British Journal of Canadian Studies, 30(2), 205-225. Read abstract.
Tehiwi, B. & Forsyth, J. (2017). ‘A rink at this school is almost as essential as a classroom’: Hockey and discipline at Pelican Lake Indian Residential School, 1945-1951. Canadian Journal of History, 52(1), 80-108. Read abstract.
Forsyth, J., Giles, A. & Lodge, V. (2016). Negotiating difference: How Aboriginal athletes in the Maritimes broker their involvement in Canadian sport. International Journal of Sport History, 33(16). Online article.
Forsyth, J. (2016). The illusion of inclusion: Agenda 21 and the commodification of Indigenous culture in Olympic Games. PUBLIC: Arts | Culture | Ideas, 53, 22-34. Original online podcast.
Habkirk, E. & Forsyth, J. (2016). Truth, reconciliation, and the politics of the body in Indian residential school history. History Matters. Online article.
Forsyth, J. (2015). Make the Indian understand his place: Politics and the establishment of the Tom Longboat Awards at Indian Affairs and the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada. Sport in History, 35(2), 241-270. Recipient of the Editor’s Prize for Best Paper for 2015. External link.
Forsyth, J. & Archer, J. (2014). Fred Simpson is no Tom Longboat: Public memory and the construction of historical knowledge. Sport History Review, 45(1), 37-58. Read abstract.
Forsyth, J. (2014). Aboriginal sport in the city: Implications for participation, health, and policy in Canada. Aboriginal Policy Studies, 3(1&2), 214-222. Online article.
Paraschak, V. & Forsyth, J. (2010). Aboriginal women ‘working’ at play: Canadian insights. Ethnologies, 32(1), 157-173. Online article.
Forsyth, J. & Heine, M. (2008). Sites of meaning, meaningful sites? Sport and recreation for Aboriginal youth in inner city Winnipeg, Manitoba. Native Studies Review, 17(2), 99-113. Online article.
Forsyth, J. & Heine, M. (2008). ‘A higher degree of social organization’: Jan Eisenhardt and Canadian Aboriginal sport policy in the 1950s. Journal of Sport History, 35(2), 261-277. Online article.
Giles, A. & Forsyth, J. (2007). On common ground: Power, knowledge, and practice in the study of Aboriginal sport and recreation. Journal of Sports and Leisure, 1(1), 1-20.
Forsyth, J. (2007). To my sisters in the field. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 5(1), 155-168. Online article.
Forsyth, J. (2007). The Indian Act and the (re)shaping of Canadian Aboriginal sport practices. International Journal of Canadian Studies, 35, 95-111. Online article.
Forsyth, J. & Wamsley, K. (2006). ‘Native to Native we’ll recapture our spirits’: The World Indigenous Nations Games and the North American Indigenous Games as cultural resistance. International Journal of the History of Sport, 23(2), 294-314. Online article.
Forsyth, J. (2005). After the fur trade: First Nations women in Canadian history, 1850-1950. Atlantis, 29(2), 69-78. Online article.
O’Bonsawin, C. & Forsyth, J. (2021). Indigenous sport history in Canada: Past and future considerations. In M. Phillips, D. Booth & C. Adams (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Sport History (pp. 295-302). London, UK: Routledge.
Forsyth, J. (2021). Case studies of Indigenous sport. In C. Adams (Ed.), Sport and Recreation in Canadian History (pp. 57-76). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
Paraschak, V., Golob, M., Forsyth, J. & Giles, A. (2019). Physical culture, sport, ethnicity, and race in Canada. In J. Scherer & B. Wilson (Eds.), Social Dimensions of Canadian Sport and Physical Activity (pp. 95-120), 2nd edition. Toronto, ON: Pearson.
Forsyth, J. & Paraschak, V. (2013). The double helix: Aboriginal people and sport policy in Canada. In L. Thibault & J. Harvey (Eds.), Sport Policy in Canada (pp. 267-293). Ottawa, ON: University of Ottawa Press. Online book.
Forsyth, J., Giles, A., & Lodge-Gagne, V. (2013). Pride and prejudice: How Aboriginal women have experienced Canadian sport. In G. Demers, L. Greaves, S. Kirby & M. Lay (Eds.), Playing it Forward: 50 Years of Women and Sport in Canada (pp. 210-218). Toronto, ON: Feminist History Society.
Forsyth, J. (2013). Bodies of meaning: Sports and games at Canadian residential schools. In J. Forsyth & A. Giles (Eds.), Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues (pp. 15-34). Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
Paraschak, V. & Forsyth, J. (2011). Invisible but not absent: Aboriginal women, knowledge production and the restructuring of Canadian sport. In D. Adair (Ed.), Sport, ‘Race’ and Ethnicity: Narratives of Diversity and Difference (pp. 219-234). Morgantown, WV: University of West Virginia Press.
Forsyth, J. & Heine, M. (2010). Indigenous research and decolonizing methodologies. In T. Ryba, R. Schinke & G. Tenenbaum (Eds.), The Cultural Turn in Sport and Exercise Psychology (pp. 181-202). Morgantown, WV: University of West Virginia Press.
Forsyth, J. (2007). Aboriginal leisure in Canada. In R. McCarville & K. MacKay (Eds.), Leisure for Canadians (pp. 163-170). State College, PA: Venture Publishing Inc.
Forsyth, J. & Wamsley, K. (2005). Symbols without substance: Aboriginal peoples and the illusion of Olympic ceremonies. In K. Young & K. Wamsley (Eds.), Global Olympics: Historical Foundations and Sociological Studies of the Modern Games (pp. 227-247). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Press.