STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOURDAN BENNETT-BEGAYE (DINÉ)
NativePeoples.com: SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Fans still stretch their arms toward players as the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team passes by, hoping for a high-five or an autograph.
Despite taking silver to Canada’s gold at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in September, family and supporters from across Indian Country hold a sense of pride for the team they see as winners.
“Lacrosse is our roots,” says Bradley Powless (Onondaga), a member of the Onondaga Nation Council. “We’re lacrosse people.”