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 the governing body for the entire confederacy, the Grand Council of Chiefs has sanctioned the Haudenosaunee Nationals Lacrosse to assemble teams (women's, men's and youth inclusive of indoor, field and sixes lacrosse ) that collectively and officially represent the Six Nations Haudenosaunee Confederacy in international lacrosse competition.
As we head toward possible competition in the 2028 Olympics our organization needs to grow to meet the new challenges.