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Iroquois Nationals reject Palestinian request to boycott world lacrosse championship in Israel

When Lyle Thompson visited the Standing Rock pipeline protests in North Dakota in the fall of 2016, the professional lacrosse player travelled with his wife, his three young daughters and 20 hand-carved wooden sticks. He hoped to facilitate the playing of a medicine game — an exhibition inspired by the spiritual tradition of the Iroquois, which holds that lacrosse is played, in part, as a means of helping people heal.


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