Last week in Denver, Colorado, the Iroquois Nationals claimed a Bronze Medal at the World Lacrosse Championships. We are the only indigenous people recognized as a separate nation in an international sporting event. This team, which draws players from all of the Haudenosaunee territories in Canada and the US (including one Anishnaabe and one Tsalagi), represent the roughly 150,000 remaining Haudenosaunee people IN THE ENTIRE WORLD. The fact that they almost beat the winner of the tournament, Canada, and were thwarted by a lousy call speaks volumes to the athletic ability, endurance, and pride that we Haudenosaunee people have in the Creator’s Game. So proud of these ronkwenon for bringing such finesse and beauty to the international stage. Nia:wenkowa ronkwe!!!