The Medicine Game and a Reflection on Muhammad Ali
Yesterday was the 4-year anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s passing. It’s hard not to reflect on his legacy in these times.
But the photo’s significance is more than two of the best athletes sitting beside each other; it captures a moment of solidarity when being vocal was contentious.
As lacrosse players, we share a passion for a First Nations’ sport. Yet, lacrosse means so much more.
The Iroquois call it The Medicine Game: when there is illness in the community, lacrosse is an act of solidarity.
In the spirit of the Medicine Game, we remind ourselves and other lacrosse players that we are #MoreThanAnAthlete. We are part of a larger community.
There is illness in this community. Systemic marginalization persists.
We stand against institutionalized violence.
We condemn Neo-colonialism.