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The Game of Life: Heart and Spirit of the Onondaga (2012)

Documentary explores the cultural and spiritual significance of the sport of Lacrosse to the people of the Onondaga Nation. Called the "Creator's Game" by the Onondagas, Lacrosse has its ... See full summary »

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Documentary explores the cultural and spiritual significance of the sport of Lacrosse to the people of the Onondaga Nation. Called the "Creator's Game" by the Onondagas, Lacrosse has its origins deep within the customs and beliefs of The Six Nations people. Interviews with players, tribal leaders and coaches help tell the story of the sport that has grown to span the world. The Onondaga Nation's involvement with feature film "Crooked Arrows" is also covered as well as its unique connection with Syracuse University through the Haudenosaunee Promise program. Written by Anonymous

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The documentary was shot entirely on Onondaga Nation land near Syracuse, New York. Onondaga and Seneca Nations Faithkeeper Oren Lyons participated in the shooting. Lyons was a teammate on the Syracuse University Lacrosse team of professional football legend Jim Brown. Professional lacrosse players Jeremy Thompson, Brett Bucktooth and Neal Powless also participated. Powless, associate producer of the documentary, is the son of Onondaga Nation Chief Irving Powless. The documentary was featured at the American Indian Movement (AIM) Film Festival. See more »

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