Creator’s Game Comes Home: Onondaga Nation Hosts the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

When you talk about lacrosse, you talk about the lifeblood of the Six Nations. The game is ingrained into our culture and our system and our lives.” ~Oren Lyons (Faith keeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation)

For the first time ever an international sporting event will be held on Indigenous lands. From September 18-27, 2015, thirteen nations will be competing for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship hosted by the Onondaga Nation.

Among the thirteen nations competing are the Iroquois Nationals a lacrosse team comprised of the Six Nations of the Iroquois League. The Iroquois Nationals are the first, and only, Native American/First Nations team sanctioned to compete in international competition in any sport.

The Iroquois Nationals are off to a hot start winning 3 of the first 4 games including at 13-9 victory over the United States in the opening game.

For more information, including upcoming games and results, go to: http://iroquoisnationals.org/

Lacrosse was a gift to us from the Creator, to be played for his enjoyment and as a medicine game for healing the people. The Haudenosaunee people know that all creatures, no matter how big or small, are significant and have a contribution to make to the overall cycle of life.” ~ Iroquois Nationals

Opening ceremony for the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship

 

 

by: Matt Remle

Matt Remle - Lakota. Photo by Alex Garland

Matt Remle – Lakota. Photo by Alex Garland

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