Column: A selfless lacrosse gesture allows the Iroquois to take on the world


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Carrying this flag at the opening ceremonies in Los Angeles, if lacrosse is finally approved, will ultimately require formal recognition by the Olympic Committee of the sovereign nature of the Six Nations – which Nolan and Lions talk about as a potentially huge statement to all the natives.

Nolan vowed “damn right.” “We are going to the Olympiad.”

Lyle Thompson, an Onondaga player and one of the world’s biggest players, lives with his family in the Six Nations area near Brantford, United. He talked about how he is always fully aware of the meaning of the eagle emblem on his chest when the Iroquois citizens take the field, and how it is now recognized as a familiar symbol of everything the team represents.



Lyle Thompson

Lyle Thompson in an attack by the Iroquois.


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For this reason, it is seen this way: Citizens strive to honor the essence of the game deeply ingrained in their culture wherever and whenever they play, and “if lacrosse is at the Olympics,” Thompson said, “be there.”

He grew up with the long house celebrations, where he said that the game of lacrosse from the beginning carried the living meaning of the “medicine game”. Thompson is known for the playful and electric nature of the way he plays, a style that stems from a game that carries on with its distinct spirit.

Thompson said, “If you enjoy and play with a pure mind, what we call a” good mind, “then this is medicine, and you will have true spiritual growth.” “I want people to understand and see that. It’s not necessarily the World Games or the Olympics: this is how we play in our communities, even if I take the stick out of the back of the truck and start playing.”


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