Category: Indigenous Stories and Lore

Michael Kanatakeron Mitchell

Michael Kanatakeron Mitchell has been a driving force behind the recognition of Indigenous contributions to the game. He was born into a lacrosse family that had a great deal to do with stick-making for the world’s lacrosse community. Mitchell started playing the game with the Cornwall Island Braves Peewees, eventually making the Akwesasne Senior B team as a U17-aged player. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, he became the owner and general manager of Cornwall Island Thunderbirds. Mitchell built the Iroquois Lacrosse Association and was appointed to LC’s Board of Directors

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Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker has a life and lacrosse journey that is remarkable. Baker has made his mark in entertainment as an actor on both the big and small screens. Credits include: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, DaVinci’s Inquest, Pathfinder, Indian Horse, North of 60, the Canyonlands, Futureman, Blackstone and many more. Baker tells of his love of the game and the desire to be the best player he could be in a unique, far-reaching interview that lacrosse aficionados will greatly enjoy.

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Ernie Mitchell

Ernie Mitchell had numerous career playing highlights before he turned to coaching. He was the starting goalie for the NLL Montreal Les Quebecois in 1974-1975. In 1980 in Vancouver, Mitchell and an Iroquois Nations team won silver at the World Box Lacrosse Championship, an event at which he was accorded all-star honours. 

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