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Iroquois find victory in spurning lacrosse worlds

By John Wawrow
Buffalo, New York (AP)

Percy Abrams stood outside a lacrosse field downtown, an ocean away from his sportís world championships.

Abrams is executive director of the Iroquois Nationals, and he was left to dwell on what was won and what was lost by refusing to travel to England on non-Native passports. The Iroquois team made international headlines last week, bringing to the forefront long-standing concerns North American tribes have over sovereign rights. They did so by refusing to board a plane to England with anything but their Iroquois Confederacy-issued passports, which lack the technology and requirements in a post-Sept. 11, 2001 world.

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