Iroquois Nationals admitted to men’s lacrosse tournament at World Games

Iroquois Nationals 2018 team. (Submitted Photo)

The Iroquois Nationals will be able to compete in the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Ala. Organizers of the multisport event announced on Sunday that the Iroquois had accepted an invitation to compete in the eight-team men’s lacrosse tournament. The inclusion of the Iroquois Nationals was partly made possible by Ireland voluntarily withdrawing its team from the tournament. A boycott threatened by some of the best lacrosse players in the world in support of the Iroquois team will no longer be necessary. The dispute came to a head in late July when the Iroquois Nationals made it public that they had not been invited to the World Games. The Haudenosaunee – a group that includes the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora First Nations – are also known as…

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