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A decade ago, these girls weren’t allowed to play lacrosse. Now they inspire a reservation.

A decade ago, these girls weren’t allowed to play lacrosse. Now they inspire a reservation.
Monday 17
20:1 2019

“In a sense, it’s still a healing game,” says one parent of a Salmon River player. “To make you stronger, empower yourself. It lifts them up and makes them stronger as a person." (Ben Cleeton for The Washington Post) FORT COVINGTON, N.Y. — Joryan Adams paced near the locker room and underneath the championship banners hanging inside Salmon River High, none of which included her girls’ lacrosse team. At 14 years old, she was among the youngest of the 29 Mohawk girls about to play in a state playoff game, yet she carried herself with a veteran’s maturity. She wore ...

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Summary: For the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation along the U.S.-Canada border in New York, a high school girls' lacrosse team has been tied to a cultural resurgence for the tribe and helped empower girls at a time when indigenous women face a great risk of violence.

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