The Mikmaq invented hockey sticks. It is well known that non natives purchaced Micmac sticks from the mikmaq who lived in darthmoght and halifax early in our history. One company took the sticks and mass produced them and changing the name to hockey sticks after the game.
the first pictures are the classes harvesting the wood. it is very simple you find a a tree with a natural bend on the bottom. you cut it down and begin to cut it in the shape of a hockey stick. the last few pictures are my own kids finihing off the Mic Mac stick at home for our culture class.