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    Watch: Ty Thompson Scores First Goal as a Major League Lacrosse Player


    Ty Thompson certainly “carried the fire” when he scored his first career goal as a Major League Lacrosse player on July 17.
    Thompson, who plays for the Rochester Rattlers, helped his team to a 10-7 win over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. His first career goal came in the 4th quarter when he fired a shot past the Bayhawks Goalie Tyler Fiorito.

    A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower


    Competing as their own national team, the tribe medaled for their first time in the world championship, but not without controversy. Whites said using traditional sticks was cheating.
    By and large, American team sports are physically destructive affairs. Playing and practicing any sport at an elite level leaves in its wake broken bones, shredded ligaments and neuronal death. Even weightlifting demands the constant breaking down of muscle fibers.


    Native lacrosse players encounter racism on field


    Lacrosse stars from the Onondaga Nation of New York say racism from fellow players and fans is common:
        The Iroquois, who for decades primarily played an indoor lacrosse variant, were not invited to the first World Field Lacrosse Championships in 1968. The Heisman Trophy of college lacrosse pays homage to a Native word for lacrosse, tewaaraton, but not until this year was it awarded to a Native. Yet even in the story of co-Tewaaraton Award winners Lyle and Miles Thompson, we still hear echoes of the same racist attitudes which strangled opportunity for previous generations.

    Ontario Regional Chief Congratulates Iroquois Nationals on Third Place Finish in World Lax Championships


    Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy congratulated the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team representing the Haudenosaunee Confederacy on their third place finish in the World Lacrosse Championship this Saturday in Denver.


    Rez Ball Rules: MVP Shoni Schimmel Scores 29(!) in WNBA All-Star Game


    At the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game, supporters of rookie phenom Shoni Schimmel, Umatilla, cheered her on wearing “Rez Ball Rules” t-shirts. It wasn’t only a slogan — it was also a prophetic statement.

    Iroquois Nationals Dominate Australia, Win Bronze Medal in World Lacrosse Finals


    The Iroquois Nationals secured their first-ever medal in the World Lacrosse Championships finals on Saturday, July 19 beating Australia 16-5 for the the bronze medal.
    Brothers Lyle and Miles Thompson dominated the field throughout the game. Each scored four points against Australia. Iroquois goalie, Warren Hill also had a successful round, saving 11 goals.




     Iroquois Nationals Pride! Pictures From the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships


    The 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado, which began on July 10 and ends July 19, showcased the best lacrosse teams around the world.
    The Iroquois Nationals’ debut was much anticipated after they were denied entry into England for the 2010 games based on the country’s refusal to acknowledge the team’s Iroquois passports. As a result, the team did not compete at the world championships in Manchester.

    World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Zach Miller


    ICTMN is profiling the Iroquois Nationals players during the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado, which ends on July 19. For fans who want to know a little bit more about some of their favorite players on the Nationals’s roster, here’s today’s (final) featured player, Zach Miller.

    World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Warren Hill


    ICTMN is profiling the Iroquois Nationals players during the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado, which ends on July 19. For fans who want to know a little bit more about some of their favorite players on the Nationals’s roster, here’s today’s featured player, Warren Hill.


    Iroquois Nationals compete in world lacrosse tournament


    The Iroquois Nationals are competing in the World Lacrosse Championship this week:
        The world’s best lacrosse players are gathering this week in Colorado for the World Lacrosse Championship. On the fields, you’ll see players from Austria, Uganda, Japan and, of course America, competing for their countries.

    World Lacrosse Championship Player Profile: Vaughn Harris


    ICTMN is profiling the Iroquois Nationals players during the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Colorado, which ends on July 19. For fans who want to know a little bit more about some of their favorite players on the Nationals’s roster, here’s today’s featured player, Vaughn Harris.

    Wondolowski ‘Bau Daigh’ Debuts in World Cup, Makes Grandparents Proud


    As fans’ excitement filled the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, in the final minutes of the World Cup on Sunday, a similar sentiment could be heard thousands of miles away in Carnegie, Oklahoma, where the Kiowa tribe was hosting its very own watch party for USA striker Chris Wondolowski.


    Video: Meet Canoe Skipper Doug Chilton


    Tlingit artist Doug Chilton is the leader of the One People Canoe Society. His job as a canoe skipper is to motivate people to pull together. He has led canoe journeys throughout Southeast Alaska and Washington’s Puget Sound.

    World Lacrosse Championships Player Profile: Myan Adams


    The Iroquois Nationals 3-1 record in the World Lacrosse Championships puts them in heavy contention for a medal. They face Team USA (the heavy favorite to win the games) tonight and look more than ready for the challenge.

    Did You See This Lyle Thompson Move vs. Canada? (Go Nationals, Beat USA!)


    On Sunday, the Iroquois Nationals staged a valiant comeback against Canada in the World Lacrosse Championships, but ultimately the Native team’s effort fell short. At halftime, the Nationals were down 6-1, but heroics throughout the second half brought the game to an 8-8 tie. A late goal by Canada ended the Nationals’ hopes, but the game might be remembered more for a bit of improvisation by Lyle Thompson that stunned the announcers and TV viewers.

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