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Iroquois Left Without Lacrosse

It is a sad day in the World of Lacrosse as the Iroquois team was denied entry into England for the World Cup of Lacrosse held in Mancester from July 15th to the 24th. Germany will take the place of the Iroquois (First Nations) team, as the Iroquois were not able to travel from the USA without an American passport.


Lacrosse Roots and Rights

Roots and RightsRoots and Rights

The Iroquois team is a group of First Nations players that come from their independent land on Native Reserves between New York and Ontario. The Iroquois team is the only tribal nation of the 30 countries participating at the Championships in England. It was an honor for all lacrosse teams to have the Iroquois Nation play the tournament as the Iroquois founded and played Lacrosse over 1000 years ago.


Passport Problems

American SecurityAmerican Security

Devastation must have hit the souls of the Iroquois players as they were denied to board the plane to England. As the American airports have made new harsher rules, the Iroquois players were not allowed to travel with their Indigenous passports. The airport did not consider their passports to be legal documents up to date with homeland security rules.


Indigenous Identity

Waiting to PlayWaiting to Play

The Iroquois players have the chance to get American passports so that they can fly and participate in these World Championships in other countries, however they choose not to do so for the pride of their identity. The players have stated that they would rather not play any tournament than apply for an American passport because they aren’t American and they only wish to use their Indigenous passports that have allowed them to travel since the 1970s.


Iroquois in 2014

Team is TogetherTeam is Together

A group of First Nations Leaders is working to update their Indigenous passports to work with the new rules, but unfortunately it won’t get the Iroquois team to England to play any lacrosse games. The Iroquois team will have to wait another 4 years before they can try to win the World Cup of Lacrosse.


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"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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