Landspeak Conference 2021 · Lacrosse Roundtable
A discussion which explored identity, sovereignty, partnerships and alliances.
This panel discussion, moderated by Michael Kennedy, explored the nature and history of the game of lacrosse — a “medicine game” from the Creator which has been shared with the world by the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, which comprises six tribes of indigenous people of North America.
The discussion considered the relationship between lacrosse and identity, including issues of sovereignty which are of particular relevance for the Haudenosaunee. The panel also explored connections between the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team and the Ireland lacrosse team, which recently made global headlines in relation to the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, which will feature lacrosse but which had initially excluded the Iroquois Nationals (the 3rd ranked team in the world) from participation.
The discussion also explored how collaboration, co-operation, partnership, and alliance can be of mutual benefit for the international lacrosse community.