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Iroquois Nationals Doc “Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” Lands This Month

Coming May 26th to select theaters around North America and to video-on-demand and iTunes on June 20th, XLrator Media presents Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation. Starting with their preparations for the 2014 World Championships in Denver, through their hosting of the 2015 World Indoor Championships on Onondaga soil, from their history, to the future, this new lax-umentary starts to tell the story of the Iroquois Nationals.

As the trailer shows, lacrosse and indigenous rights champions like Oren Lyons, Bill Belichick, Al Gore, Jim Brown, the Thompson Brothers, and so many more have lent a hand to this incredible project. We’ve worked with the team behind the scenes on all of this and it’s safe to say this is going to be something incredible. XLrator Media picked up the rest of the production after WILC 2015 and after much anticipation are finally dropping the film for our enjoyment.

There’s a lot of misconceptions in the lacrosse space about the game’s roots and indigenous culture. This time the Haudenosaunee are telling their own story and showing us through a new lens what Iroquois Nationals lacrosse is all about.


Directed by Peter Spirer & Peter Baxter

SYNOPSIS: Lacrosse originated with the Iroquois, which they call their “medicine game,” and is the lifeblood of their Nation. The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team is not only among the world’s best, but ambassadors for their Nation’s sovereignty and recognition. In 2015, the Iroquois hosted the World Championships on Native soil for the first time ever, in which history, politics and culture all collided on the playing field before the eyes of the world.

“The Iroquois Nationals. We’ve lost many games, but we’ve never been defeated.” – Oren Lyons

It just doesn’t get any more pure than that. We will update this post with theatre and showing information as it is released.