US Lacrosse strongly condemns the hurtful and unacceptable comments made by an announcer at the Philadelphia Wings game last night, as well as the inappropriate fan behavior that followed. Our sport traces its roots to the Native American community, and that legacy should be embraced and celebrated by everyone in our sport.

As the national governing body of lacrosse, US Lacrosse provides national leadership, structure, and resources to fuel the sport’s growth and enrich the experience of participants. The unfortunate incident last night highlights the need for further education about the roots of the game and stronger cultural competency. US Lacrosse is committed to fostering a deeper appreciation for the Native cultures and individuals who contribute so much to the sport.

US Lacrosse Native American Advisory Council

In 2018, US Lacrosse created a Native American Advisory Council in order to seek better understanding of how our organization can best support sport growth and sustainability efforts in Native communities.

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