Team Iroquois will compete at World Lacrosse Championships in Israel

Haudenosaunee Passport

By Lynda Powless and Neil Becker Writers Team Iroquois is on its way to Netanya, Israel to compete for gold at the 2018 World Lacrosse Championships being held July 12 to the 21st The team will be traveling on Haudenosaunee Passports that Israel has confirmed they will accept. The passports are issued through the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and have been subject to challenge by some countries. The team found itself stranded in New York City in 2010 when Britain refused to accept the document. Rather than travel on American or Canadian passports the team forfeited the world championships when the UK refused to recognize the Haudenosaunee passport. The Haudenosaunee, have stood up to constant challenges to their sovereignty and identity. They have been issuing their own passports since the early 1970s….

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