Iroquois: U.S. to allow lacrosse team to travel

  • Thu Jul 15th, 2010 6:21am
  • Sports

Associated Press

NEW YORK — A spokeswoman for the Iroquois lacrosse team says the U.S. government has agreed to allow the team to travel abroad under passports issued by the Iroquois Confederacy.

Tonya Gonnella Frichner, a member of the Onondaga Nation who works with the team, says the U.S. State Department dropped a demand that the team travel using higher-security U.S. passports.

The team still has not been issued British visas to attend the Lacrosse World Championship in Manchester, England.

The team needs to get on a Wednesday flight to make a Thursday evening game.

The players say being forced to accept U.S. passports would be an attack on their identity.