Thanks to Renée K. Gadoua and the College of Arts and Sciences for a detailed write-up of some of the things that will be happening during Deyhontsigwa’ehs-The Creator’s Game, Lacrosse Weekend #laxweekend17
Lacrosse fans, as well as educators and students, will enjoy the weekend, which concludes with a Carrier Dome scrimmage featuring the Iroquois Nationals, Syracuse and Team Israel. “We are showcasing world-class lacrosse, but the reason we are involved is that the wooden stick is a reference point for teaching people about the values of the Haudenosaunee,” Arnold says.
The Haudenosaunee Wooden Stick Festival will take place Thursday, Sept. 28, to Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Onondaga Nation. The educational festival will showcase speakers and demonstrations of lacrosse, wooden stick making, native food, arts, traditional dance and culture, and sovereign representation at the United Nations. “Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation” will be shown twice daily. The documentary, produced by One Bowl Productions in partnership with the Haudenosaunee, premiered in Syracuse in June and features Haudenosaunee leaders and lacrosse players. Admission to the festival and film are free.
Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse to host a triple scrimmage between Iroquois Nationals and Team Israel. The Scrimmage will take place in the dome Sunday October 1. Tickets are $10.00 and parking is $5.00