When sports and leadership work for the greater good…it’s leadership

Rick Hill and Oren R. Lyons discuss how lacrosse spurrs leadership (Photo by Lisa Iesse)

By Lisa Iesse Writer BRANTFORD – “Lacrosse, leadership, and climate change, at first you may scratch your head say, what do they have to do with each other?” For Rick Hill and Oren R. Lyons both onstage in Brantford last week the three are intertwined. Long-time friends and veteran lacrosse leaders, they both spoke before a crowd of community members, activists, teachers, students, and fans at Pauline Johnson Collegiate Thursday (May 18). Onondaga Royanni and Faithkeeper, Lyons met with Rick Hill with the plan to start a Haudenosaunee lacrosse team. Hill explained, “We were banned from competing in the world championship for about 100 years and then one day I got this phone call from you know who? And he said, ‘Let’s form an international lacrosse team.’ Hill hesititated for…

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