OLOA creating Indigenous officiating committee

By Josh Giles Writer The Ontario Lacrosse Officials Association (OLOA) is creating an officiating committee to strengthen the voice Indigenous people have in the game of lacrosse. In a press release, the OLOA wrote that they want to recruit Indigenous peoples from all around. They said, “For the first time ever, the Ontario Lacrosse Officials Association has established an Indigenous Officiating Committee to engage members of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities as part of their restructuring and forward pathway.” Herbie John is a referee that officiates in both Canadian lacrosse and United Box Lacrosse and said about the committee, “We need to attract more Indigenous officials to the game to provide balance, teachings, the true passion and spirit of the game.” He has a true passion to be…

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