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Oren Lyons - Onondaga
WASHINGTON - Oren Lyons, Onondaga, is coming to the White House this coming Monday to demonstrate how to play lacrosse. He and other American Indians will join American Indian youth and other youth from the Washington DC area will visit the White House for a South Lawn Series event highlighting Let's Move! in Indian Country and celebrating lacrosse and its origins.
Students will participate in lacrosse stations on the South Lawn that will demonstrate both the traditional and modern forms of the game. Leadership from the White House, Department of the Interior and the National Museum of the American Indian will join lacrosse stars Danny Glading, Matt Danowski, Brett Bucktooth, and Jenny Collins as well as Haudenosaunee traditional Lacrosse Stick Maker Alf Jaques.
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Lyons is a Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation of the Iroquois Confederacy. He will be joined with another Onondaga Confederacy Faithkeeper Tadodaho Sid Hill. Representatives from Major League Lacrosse, the National Lacrosse League, Iroquois Nationals and Metro Lacrosse will also be in attendance.
Lyons played lacrosse for Syracuse University, where he was an All-American lacrosse player. The year Lyons graduated from the university, his team was undefeated.
posted July 8, 2011 9:40 am edt
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