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International Lacrosse: Iroquois Nationals Video

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Excited to see the Iroquois Nationals back in 2014.

Chief Oren Lyons (a living lacrosse legend himself), Alfie Jacques, and SL Price (a very well-known) SI writer all weigh in on what lacrosse means to our Native American Indians.  We’ve heard it before, but it never hurts to pay homage to the roots of the game, especially one that means this much to its own people.  Lacrosse is more than a game to some; it is a lifestyle.  To the Native Americans, it is so much more than even that; it is life itself.

Thanks to 412Lax for the find!

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Chief Oren Lyons Faithkeeper Six Nations Lacrosse lax

Oren Lyons is the man. I would love to meet him!!

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Connor Wilson

Connor is the Publisher of LacrosseAllStars.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his better half, continues to play and coach both box and field lacrosse in NYC as much as possible, and covers the great game that is lacrosse full-time. He spends his spare time stringing sticks and watching Futurama.

5 Comments

  • Gotta love “Faith Keeper” title… very chic in a heritage sort of way. Watch Iroquois tearing teams apart in 2014, love it.

  • I would seriously kill to have one of those hand made lacrosse sticks to hang up on my wall and revere everyday at it’s art and beauty.

  • I have one, its an all wood box stick and I use it in games. Don’t hang it on a wall, that would be a waste of the best stick you’ll ever own!

  • Knox – if you want something usable that also has some history, watch eBay for an Etienne. There are a lot of models: avoid anything taped because it’s cracked underneath, avoid the three-leather kids’ models, and if you want to be picky, be patient and wait for a thicker, more burly Deluxe Special to come up (if these were made with an all-leather pocket, finding one intact would be The Grail to me). I’m personally biased by the weight and feel of the two I have – even though they look almost identical other than overall thickness, each is very unique compared from the other (or any other woodie I’ve owned or used). Want something new? Contact Mohawk International. Or call Powless Lacrosse in Ontario to see if they have any shorties, as even UPS couldn’t destroy my 6′ Powless on it’s journey from Canada to Alabama. It arrived hanging out of a mangled box, being dragged across the asphalt by an apathetic delivery guy who couldn’t understand why I was acting like he kicked my dog. Upon closer inspection, the Powless had a single noticeable scratch. And that’s when I told him to get off my lawn…

  • I’m 1/4 Onondaga, and it makes me very proud to see people interested in how much lacrosse means to the native people. Great find 412!

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