Faithkeeper Oren Lyons and Iroquois Nations Team march on to field during an international tournament. Photo: One Bowl Productions
Faithkeeper Oren Lyons and Iroquois Nations Team march on to field during an international tournament. Photo: One Bowl Productions
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Lacrosse arena is new battlefield in Iroquois Native Americans’ fight for recognition of sovereignty as place in 2022 World Games beckons

  • The Iroquois Nationals men’s team, whose ancestors originated the sport, are trying to convince World Games organisers to include them in the 2022 event
  • Hong Kong and China are among the members supporting their bid, with lacrosse having deep spiritual importance for the Haudenosaunee people

Faithkeeper Oren Lyons and Iroquois Nations Team march on to field during an international tournament. Photo: One Bowl Productions
Faithkeeper Oren Lyons and Iroquois Nations Team march on to field during an international tournament. Photo: One Bowl Productions
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