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.