Iroquois Nationals face travel delays to World Lacrosse Championship over passport issues – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201828 Views

Team has yet to be issued travel visas to enter Israel on their Haudenosaunee passports

Jul 10, 2018

The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team, on their way to compete in the World Lacrosse Championships in Israel, were not allowed to board their flight Monday night in Toronto.

The team, which represents the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, experienced passport procedural issues while trying to leave Canada for Israel on their Haudenosaunee passports.

Ansley Jemison, executive director of the Iroquois Nationals, said travelling on their own passports is at the core of the Iroquois Nationals program.

“We’re an Indigenous People. We have treaties with Canada, we have treaties with the United States and it’s our right to be able to travel as Indigenous People. We want to be able to have that movement,” he said.

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