The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse team’s travel documents have been declared unacceptable for travel by the U.S. State Department and Homeland Security – 4pm, July 8, 2010. This is traumatic to the Iroquois Nationals schedule and budget – the Nationals’ Board of Directors, Travel Committee, Coaches, Staff and Team are struggling to convince, Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State to accept our travel documents so that our All-American Team can compete as a nation, against, team Canada, Team USA, Team Australia, Team England and Team Japan in the premiere Blue Division of the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) at the FIL World Lacrosse Championships hosted by England at Manchester, July 15 to July 24, 2010.
The game of De-hon-tshi-gwa’ehs(Lacrosse) has become an inspiration to the youth of the world-the long stick game is a gift to the world from the Haudenosaunee (The Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy). It would be strange, beyond strange, indeed, if the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) were denied participation in the World Tournament by agencies of the United States. We are perplexed by this position taken by the Obama Administration. We need you support to help us convince the USA to accommodate our travel to England as you can see time is of upmost importance as the Iroquois Nationals are scheduled to open the Tournament against Team England on July 15th – 7pm.
Joagquisho – Oren R. Lyons
Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse