The Onondaga Nation will be sending athletes, coaches, and representatives to the 10th North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, Canada. NAIG is an all-indigenous competition celebrating native communities and their athletes from all across Turtle Island (North America). Team Haudenosaunee (New York) is comprised of athletes from all Haudenosaunee nations. They will be competing in such events as Athletics, Wrestling, Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, and Soccer. The athletes will be competing in Toronto from July 16-23, 2017.
Name: Devon Buckshot
Nation & Clan: Onondaga Beaver
Team: U19 Boy’s Lacrosse
School & Year: Senior at IMG Academy, Bradenton, Florida.
Years playing lacrosse: 15 years
Other favorite Activities: Hockey.
As a NAIG veteran, what’s your advice to the players going to NAIG for the first time?
“While playing give everything you could possibly have and remember to have fun.”