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Haudenosaunee Nationals prepare to compete at 1st women’s box lacrosse world championships – CBC

Jul 02, 2024

Players say they’re practising daily leading up to the tournament

Katsitiarase (Joni) Squire-Hill says when she was a young girl, she had to sneak out to play lacrosse because it wasn’t yet sanctioned by Haudenosaunee clanmothers in her community of Six Nations of the Grand River, near Hamilton.

Now in her 30s and a mother of three, the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) athlete will be among the 26 women representing the Haudenosaunee Confederacy at the first-ever World Lacrosse Women’s Box Championship. The championship takes place Sept. 20-29 in Utica, N.Y.

Squire-Hill said the pressure is on after they lost their first match against Team Canada 18-5 earlier this month.

“We have less than 100 days left to go and we’ve seen how it was against Team Canada and we have to really push ourselves to be at their level of speed,” she said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/haudenosaunee-nationals-women-box-lacrosse-1.7248645

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