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.
The 2018 @worldjrlax had an Iroquois flag made and hung from the @SaskTelCtr rafters. Hopefully the @SaskRushLAX can put it to good use! Every NLL teams should follow suit and have a Iroquois flag displayed along side the Canadian and American flags. pic.twitter.com/kdoF3vLqzH— Chris Fox (@Fox_Chris) August 14, 2018
"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).