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Iroquois lacrosse team ends bid to go to England

Iroquois lacrosse team ends bid to go to England

Iroquois (EER'-uh-koy) lacrosse players who refused to travel on passports issued by the U.S. and Canada have exhausted their last option for going to the sport's world championship in England.
Leaders of the Iroquois Nationals squad announced Saturday that a last ditch attempt to persuade British officials to recognize their passports had failed.
The players' passports were issued by the Iroquios Confederacy of six indigenous nations.
The team had to forfeit its games in the tournament, taking place in Manchester, England.
Team lawyer Tonya Frichner (FRIHSH'-nehr) says the fight will continue.
The team is already making plans for the World Indoor Box Lacrosse Championships in the Czech Republic in 2011.
She says they hope to gain international recognition by then.
The Iroquois mostly live in New York, Ontario and Quebec.


Updated : 2021-06-19 17:19 GMT+08:00