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Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league
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Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league (April 12, 2018)

A lacrosse team, made up primarily of Native teens, has been banned from a league in South Dakota, ironically in a game which has its roots in indigenous nations.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Why aren't there any Native lacrosse coaches?
Education | Opinion | Sports

Doug George-Kanentiio: Why aren't there any Native lacrosse coaches? (April 2, 2018)

Lacrosse is our game, invented by the Iroquois as an alternative to war and as a sport which has profound spiritual implications.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend (December 13, 2017)

When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful

Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: The life of a great Mohawk named Angus 'Shine' George (August 29, 2017)

Some would say Angus 'Shine' George was a great Mohawk; world class athlete, fearless high steel worker, expert fisherman, master carpenter and highly skilled craftsman with a rich command of his Native language and strong opinions about the world.

Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life
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Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Spirit Game' brings Iroquois lacrosse to life (June 20, 2017)

From the beginning, when the Iroquois emerged as a distinct people thousands of years ago, they played lacrosse.

Lacrosse documentary 'Pride of a Nation' opens to strong reviews
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Lacrosse documentary 'Pride of a Nation' opens to strong reviews (May 26, 2017)

A new film called 'Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation' explores the indigenous origins of lacrosse.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics
Opinion | Sports

Doug George-Kanentiio: Lacrosse must be returned to rightful place at Olympics (August 16, 2016)

The game must be restored along with the essential participation of its inventors -- the ancestors of the Iroquois Nationals.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosse
Opinion | Sports

Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribes maintain long tradition with lacrosse (May 19, 2016)

The game of lacrosse is not simply an ancient game, but it is a sacred/spiritual or medicinal game.

Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game'
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Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (April 22, 2016)

Film critic Andy Webster of The New York Times offers a favorable review of Keepers of the Game, a documentary that follows an all-Mohawk girls lacrosse team in New York.

Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015
Opinion

Suzan Shown Harjo: Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame for 2015 (January 4, 2016)

Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Suzan Shown Harjo presents the Hall of Fame and Mantle of Shame Awards for 2015.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation brings honor to us all
Opinion | Sports

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation brings honor to us all (October 1, 2015)

The recently concluded World Indoor Lacrosse Championship has brought honor and pride to the Onondaga Nation and they deserved all of the allocates they received.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals score silver at games
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals score silver at games (September 28, 2015)

The Iroquois Nationals are secure in their position as the second best box lacrosse team in the world.

Doug George-Kanentiio: A historic opening for lacrosse games
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Doug George-Kanentiio: A historic opening for lacrosse games (September 24, 2015)

The World Indoor Lacrosse Championship held its opening ceremony before a sell out crowd of 7,000 plus at the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation hosts lacrosse games
Opinion | Sports | World

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation hosts lacrosse games (September 22, 2015)

When the Onondaga Nation elected to host the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship it went all in.

Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse
Canada | Opinion | Sports

Doug George-Kanentiio: In the golden era of Iroquois lacrosse (August 12, 2015)

Lacrosse is a game invented by the Iroquois many generations before contact with the Europeans as an alternative to war and conflict among communities and nations and as a contest which promotes peace and physical healing.

Onondaga Nation player earns top lacrosse award for 2nd year
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Onondaga Nation player earns top lacrosse award for 2nd year (May 29, 2015)

Lyle Thompson, a senior at SUNY Albany, is the first men's player to win the Tewaaraton Award in consecutive years.

Mohegan Tribe set to acquire team in National Lacrosse League
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Mohegan Tribe set to acquire team in National Lacrosse League (August 5, 2014)

The official announcement will be made at a press conference on Wednesday.

Daily Beast: Native lacrosse players encounter racism on field
Sports

Daily Beast: Native lacrosse players encounter racism on field (July 21, 2014)

Lacrosse stars from the Onondaga Nation of New York say racism from fellow players and fans is common.

CPR: Iroquois Nationals compete in world lacrosse tournament
Sports

CPR: Iroquois Nationals compete in world lacrosse tournament (July 16, 2014)

The sport that originated among the Iroquois has spread across the world.

Native Sun News: Lacrosse takes hold on Cheyenne River youth
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Native Sun News: Lacrosse takes hold on Cheyenne River youth (June 18, 2014)

A town known for producing talented basketball players and wrestlers is beginning to pay attention to the sport of lacrosse.

Onondaga Nation brothers share highest college lacrosse honor
National | Sports

Onondaga Nation brothers share highest college lacrosse honor (May 30, 2014)

Brothers are the first Native players to win the award and the first to share it.

Onondaga brothers selected as finalists for top lacrosse award
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Onondaga brothers selected as finalists for top lacrosse award (May 22, 2014)

Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson are headed to ceremony at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Seneca Nation player a standout on university's  lacrosse team
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Seneca Nation player a standout on university's lacrosse team (March 20, 2014)

Zach Miller, a member of the Seneca Nation of New York, is making waves on the University of Denver lacrosse team.

Onondaga players seen as top contenders for lacrosse award
Sports

Onondaga players seen as top contenders for lacrosse award (March 12, 2014)

Three young men from the Onondaga Nation of New York are seen as strong contenders for the Tewaaraton Award, the top honor in college lacrosse.

Kenneth Deer: Olympic host broke promise to Iroquois Nationals
Opinion | Sports

Kenneth Deer: Olympic host broke promise to Iroquois Nationals (July 30, 2012)

"Soon the world will be watching the greatest sporting event in modern times and the United Kingdom will be in the spotlight with all its glory. But its glory is...

Iroquois Nationals secure bronze medal at lacrosse tournament
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Iroquois Nationals secure bronze medal at lacrosse tournament (July 24, 2012)

The Iroquois Nationals won the bronze medal at the World Junior Field Lacrosse Championships in Finland. The team made history by defeating the U.S. in an early game. But they...

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals make sports history
Opinion

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois Nationals make sports history (July 18, 2012)

They carried the spirits of their ancestors, the inventors of the fastest game on two feet. They carried the power of those Iroquois players who dominated the sport from the...

Iroquois Nationals make history at global lacrosse tournament
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Iroquois Nationals make history at global lacrosse tournament (July 18, 2012)

The Iroquois Nationals made history at the World Junior Field Lacrosse Championships by beating the U.S. team on Tuesday by a score of 15-13. The victory marked the first time...

Review: 'Crooked Arrows' gets points for portraying tribal culture
Arts & Entertainment

Review: 'Crooked Arrows' gets points for portraying tribal culture (June 1, 2012)

"A reluctant new coach faces the challenge of leading a team of unhappy youths to a championship. On the way, setbacks are encountered and eventually overcome, and everyone, from the...

Review: 'Crooked Arrows' offering little more than generic drama
Arts & Entertainment

Review: 'Crooked Arrows' offering little more than generic drama (May 31, 2012)

"Movies featuring Native American heroes apparently are required to have their main characters hook up with their animal spirits and/or reconnect with their heritage before they can actually accomplish heroic...

Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Crooked Arrows' scores on the screen
Arts & Entertainment

Doug George-Kanentiio: 'Crooked Arrows' scores on the screen (May 16, 2012)

“Crooked Arrows” Producers: J. Todd Harris and Mitchell Peck Co-producers: Neal Powless (Onondaga) and Ernest Stevens III (Oneida) Director: Steve Rash Writers: Tod Baird and Brad Riddell Crooked Arrows...

Sports: Lacrosse team reaches out to Prairie Island youth
Sports

Sports: Lacrosse team reaches out to Prairie Island youth (January 27, 2012)

"Promotions are the lifeblood of pre-game and halftime entertainment at sporting events. Objectives can vary greatly -- from quick laughs to an attempt at education -- but few would seem...

Column: White House lawn turns into lacrosse  field for youth
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Column: White House lawn turns into lacrosse field for youth (July 12, 2011)

"About 80 children sat in the oppressive heat on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday morning. White, black, American Indian children — a rainbow coalition itching for...

Column: Lacrosse isn't just a game for Indian youth in Minnesota
Sports

Column: Lacrosse isn't just a game for Indian youth in Minnesota (January 17, 2011)

"Talk about a meeting of the minds. The deal, if you want to call it that, was hatched over handshakes and a couple of beers 18 months ago at...