Roots of Lacrosse

Films, Best Documentary Short Film


Availability ended 1/31/2021 EST
Many lacrosse players and coaches often don’t know that the origins of the game of lacrosse has it’s roots in North American Indigenous nations.This short documentary provides a brief history of the sacred and cultural aspects of this sport, originally played for the Creator, as well as for the health and welfare of the people. The movie also defines the three types of North American, Indigenous lacrosse: Iroquois, Great Lakes, and Southeastern.

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Directed by Shelby Tsioweri:iohsta Adams
ᏓᎬᏯᏯᎢ ᏗᏣᎾᏔ (J.P. Johnson)

Written by Joanne Storkan

Production Company Honest Engine Films

Produced by Chris Carpenter
Brant Davis
Tom Ryan

Cast Wayne Gretzky
Oren Lyons
ᏓᎬᏯᏯᎢ ᏗᏣᎾᏔ (J.P. Johnson)
Dave White
Richard Powless
Richard Mitchell
Denise Waterman
Brett Bucktooth
Gary Sundown
Neal Powless
Tyler Hill
Teiotèntaron “River” McComber
Tewenhni’tatshon “Louis” Delisle
Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell
Mark Mitchell
Wewoka Shenandoah
Ty Hill
Skkylar Thomas
Oliver "Cap" Bomberry

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