Column: Haudenosaunee deserves a lacrosse team of its own at the 2028 Olympics

By Paul Newberry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS They call it the “medicine game,’’ which is a bit of a misnomer because lacrosse is more than just a game to the Haudenosaunee people. Much more. It’s the spirit of their ancestors. It’s a ceremonial tradition that has been passed down through the generations. It’s the salve that soothes the souls of Native Americans who have endured so much heartache and suffering. “Our gift to the world,’’ says Rex Lyons, a former Haudenosaunee player and now the program’s biggest cheerleader. Simply put, they can’t hold lacrosse at the Olympics _ the biggest stage in all of sports, without allowing those who created the game and still treat it with a mystical reverence to have a team of their own. Yet that’s the position…

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