AT&T U-verse spent the summer putting together a special project on the Iroquios Nationals, following the Thompsons from the Onondaga reservation through the FIL World Championships.
They’ve unveiled Part I, showing the Thompsons in their backyard on the Onondaga reservation, and culminating with the opening ceremonies of the World Games.
Check out Part I of the video here, and see listings for where you can catch the special documentary on TV.
IL went behind the scenes with the Nationals in Denver with a series of in-depth written pieces. Check them out below
Location: Nichols School
1250 Amherst St.
Buffalo, NY 14220
(2) Turf Fields
Eligibility: Players must be of First Nations/Native North American Origin and must provide adequate proof if challenged. (Tribal/Status card, Treaty affiliation, parental lineage).
Age Group: Players must be at least 15 years of age to be eligible and not older than 19 years of age at the time and duration of the tournament.
The game is a prelude to the 2015 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championship, which the Iroquois Nationals will host for the first time in the tournament’s history.
“Any time you can get on the floor with the best Native talent is special,” said Rochester Knighthawks star Cody Jamieson. “It’s something I really look forward to.”
The Iroquois team will include players who recently won the bronze medal at the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championship in Denver. The list of potential Iroquois players may include Jamieson, Sid Smith, Craig Point, Jeff Shattler, Tom Montour, Alex “Kedoh” Hill, Roger Vyse, and Miles, Ty, Jeremy and Jerome “Hiana” Thompson.
The $20 general admission tickets can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office and online at www.tickets.com.
UPDATE: TEAM USA has withdrawn. The game with now feature the best in Haudensaunee talent.
UPDATE 10/2/14: Saturday’s game has been cancelled. We look forward to posting a rescheduled date.