“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