Exclusion in the World Games is just another hurdle for the Iroquois Nationals

Haudenosaunee have a unique style of play that people from all around the world find tough to compete against. (Submitted Photo)

By Josh Giles Writer The Iroquois Nationals have a deep history in the game of lacrosse. They gifted the medicine game to the people of Canada and the United States, but in return they’ve been met with nothing but obstacles and hurdles for generations. Not being allowed to play in the World Games is just the latest in a long list of wrongs. Going back over a hundred years, the Haudenosaunee were not allowed to play in Canada at a professional level. The country outlawed the Iroquois League because they were deemed to be too professional at the game. Then when the Iroquois Nationals became the fifth nation in the International Federation of Lacrosse in 1983, other countries weren’t too thrilled about it, not recognizing them as an actual country….

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