Organizers Donate Iroquois Flag to Saskatchewan Rush

VANCOUVER, BC - Organizers of the 2018 IIJL World Junior Lacrosse Championship have donated the Iroquois flag that was made for the tournament and hung from the rafters of SaskTel Centre to the Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League.

"Fans being introduced to lacrosse should also be taught the origins of the game" said Chris Fox Co-Chair of the 2018 World Junior Lacrosse Championship and General Manager of Canada. 

"Beyond the game, understanding the history of the First Nations community, those who called this land home long before anyone else and who share this game with the world, is much more important. Hopefully, having the Iroquois flag hanging along side the Canadian and American flags can give Indigenous youth a sense of pride and encourage others to be open to dialogue around truth and reconciliation" Fox added.

Canada and Iroquois played to an exciting 15-10 finish in the Gold Medal Game of the 2018 WJLC on Sunday August 8, 2018. The game can be watched in its entirety on social media and directly on Lax All-Stars (here)