History of the Haudenosaunee Nationals

The Iroquois Nationals Men's Lacrosse Team was formed and sanctioned by the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee in 1983. We officially changed our name to Haudenosaunee Nationals in 2022.


The game of Lacrosse is one of the Haudenosaunee most revered traditions a celebration of health, strength, courage, leadership, and fair play, and spiritually as a “medicine” game. Over a century ago the Haudenosaunee were banned from international competition and the Haudenosaunee Nationals have fought to gain international respect and inclusion.


As we head toward possible competition in the 2028 Olympics our organization needs to grow to meet the new challenges.