Team Haudenosaunee U16 Wins Gold at the North American Indigenous Games
Just days after the Iroquois Nationals won the bronze medal in the World Lacrosse Championships in Denver, Team Haudenosaunee U16 is also celebrating a big win.
The lacrosse team won the gold medal in the North American Indigenous Games on Tuesday.
Team Haudenosaunee played British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba before elevating to the finals against Team Ontario, beating them 11-9.
Eight of the members on the team are from the Onondaga Nation, but at least 36 athletes from the Nation are competing in the 2014 Games, reported Syracuse.com. The games for Team Haudenosaunee U19 begin today and the finals will be held on Friday.
The games, which kicked off on Sunday in Regina, Saskatchewan, brought more than 4,300 Aboriginal athletes to largest multisport/cultural Aboriginal youth games in North America. The Games provide a unique opportunity for Aboriginal youth to compete in a variety of sport events and take part in cultural celebrations.
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