re: Methinksby Tsitshoh (Login tsitshoh)
Pishtosh, you can be direct with me, no problem.
This particular issue, raised last year with regard to the World Field Lacrosse Championships, apparently hasn't been resolved so far and there is some question - or suggestions - as to what the Iroquois should do because of what reason? Because some people want to see them play lacrosse?
And now, through some pique of interest, you want me to boil things down to key talking points about complex issues on a lacrosse forum. One would think it would be self-evident through the actions of the Iroquois with regard to the World Field Championships, that the issue of their passports is more important than lacrosse don't you think? Didn't they clearly demonstrate that leading up to the World Field Lacrosse Championships?
The problem is that an uninformed opinion remains so when there is no effort to seek clarity or context of the issue itself. And now, suddenly - after all these months - it is incumbent on me to explain it to "us?"
Sure, here you go:
Iroquois Passport - Wikipedia stub
Off the Reservation: Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team vs. America - Long Island Press article from July 2010
Six Nations passport more than travel document, say users - Toronto Star article from July 2010
Iroquois spend $1.5 million to upgrade passports - CNY Central article from July 2010
These articles appear to explain things clearly enough.
Also section 25 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms comes into play as well.