Iroquois Nationals

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Competition record
Iroquois Nationals
Iroquois Nationals
Representing Iroquois Iroquois
World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
2nd 2003 World Indoor
2nd 2007 World Indoor
2nd 2011 World Indoor
2nd 2015 World Indoor
World Lacrosse Championship
3rd 2014 World
Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships
3rd 1996 U19 World
3rd 2008 U19 World
3rd 2012 U19 World
3rd 2016 U19 World

The Iroquois Nationals are the national lacrosse team of the Six Nations/Iroquois and compete in international competition. The team was first admitted to the International Lacrosse Federation in 1987. It is the only First Nations team sanctioned to compete in any sport internationally and is typically ranked among the top five in world lacrosse.

History[edit]

The Iroquois Nationals men's lacrosse team was formed and sanctioned by the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee in 1983 in preparation of friendlies at the NCAA championship in Baltimore, Maryland. The Nationals lost to Syracuse Orange 28-5 and Hobart College 22-14. Prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics, the Nationals held the The Jim Thorpe Memorial Games and Pow-Wow, a 6-team event with local and international teams in Los Angeles. The nationals achieved their first victory over the national team of England. The following year, using their Haudenosaunee passports, the Nationals traveled and toured England losing only once.[1]

After being denied membership by the ILF to compete in the 1986 World Games in Canada, the Iroquois hosted the teams for preliminary games at the University of Buffalo. The following year, the IFL accepted the Iroquois as a full member nation.[2]

The Iroquois Nationals took part in their first international competition at the 1990 World Lacrosse Championships, finishing fifth. The first FIL sanctioned U17 box lacrosse friendly took place between the Iroquois Nationals and Team Canada during the 2015 World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

Nike deal[edit]

In 2006, the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Program signed a partnership with Nike, Inc. in which Nike will provide the Nationals with their brand uniforms, clothing, footwear, and other equipment. The company is to develop programs to "promote wellness-and-fitness activities in Native American communities throughout the region", and team members may go to speak to local groups. Team members will also assist in testing of sustainable produced sportswear for Nike's research and development of processes to use non-toxic dyes and biodegradable organic cotton.[3]

Nike is the only Fortune 500 company to have such a relationship with a Native American organization, and the Iroquois Nationals are the only such group.[4]

Passport Issues[edit]

The Nationals were unable to attend and compete in the 2010 World Lacrosse Championship due to England, the host country, refusing to accept their Iroquois passports. The Nationals were forced to forfeit their three preliminary games. Again in 2015, the Haudenosaunee Nationals women's under 19 team was forced to withdraw from the 2015 U19 World Lacrosse Championship due to Scotland's refusal to recognize the validity of their passports.

Rosters[edit]

Competitive Record[edit]

Men's Box Lacrosse[edit]

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship[edit]

World Indoor Lacrosse Championship
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Canada 2003 7 5 2 126 81 Runner-up
Canada 2007 5 4 1 98 35 Runner-up
Czech Republic 2011 5 4 1 84 37 Runner-up
Iroquois 2015 6 4 2 84 48 Runner-up
Total 23 17 6 392 201 4 Silver Medals

Matches[edit]

Men's Field Lacrosse[edit]

World Lacrosse Championship[edit]

World Lacrosse Championship
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Australia 1990 1 0 1 10 26 5th
England 1994 1 0 1 6 26 5th
United States 1998 6 1 5 44 106 4th
Australia 2002 7 2 5 55 100 4th
Canada 2006 8 4 4 125 107 4th
England 2010 3 0 3 0 3 -
United States 2014 8 5 3 96 75 3rd
Total 29 12 22 336 443 1 Bronze Medal

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championsip[edit]

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
United States 1992 1 0 1 6 28 4th
Japan 1996 2 0 2 19 50 3rd
Australia 1999 1 0 1 8 9 4th
United States 2003 1 0 1 6 14 4th
Canada 2008 8 5 3 123 107 3rd
Finland 2012 6 4 2 90 48 3rd
Canada 2016 7 4 3 103 65 3rd
Total 26 13 13 355 321 4 Bronze Medals

Matches[edit]

Haudenosaunee Nationals[edit]

Competition record
Representing Iroquois Iroquois
Nike Cup
1st 2015 Nike Cup

The first Haudenosaunee female team in 18 years was organized and competed in the 2005 Cup of Nations lacrosse festival. The "First Nations" team was composed of 15- to 18-year-olds and was one of eight international teams. The following year, an all women's Iroquois team stood in front of the Six Nations Confederacy Council asking for permission to field an international lacrosse team.[19]

In 2008, the Iroquois Confederacy, under the name Haudenosaunee Nation, became a full member of the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations (IFWLA) at that organization's final meeting. The women's organization merged with ILF to form the sport's new unified governing body, the Federation of International Lacrosse.

The Haudenosaunee U19 women's team won the 2015 Nike Cup - Orange Division championship defeating STEPS Lacrosse Philly.

Woman's Field Lacrosse[edit]

Woman's Lacrosse World Cup[edit]

Women's Lacrosse World Cup
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Czech Republic 2009 6 4 2 83 34 11th
Canada 2013 9 6 3 137 65 7th
Total 15 10 5 220 99 -

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championship[edit]

Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships
Year GP W L GF GA Finish
Canada 2007 6 4 2 77 60 6th
Germany 2011 8 0 8 44 171 8th
Total 14 4 10 121 231 -

Matches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Lyons, Oren. "From Humble Beginnings in 1982, Iroquois Teams Are Now Among the World's Best". FloridaLacrosseNews.com. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  3. ^ Fryling, Kevin (2006-07-27). "Nike deal promotes Native American wellness, lacrosse". University of Buffalo Reporter. Retrieved 2006-07-28. 
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  19. ^ Schneider, Megan (2014-09-02). "We Got Next: Rise of the Haudenosaunee". Lax Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 

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