Lacrosse is known to various First Nations in North America by many different names. "To Indigenous peoples, the game is spiritual and its rituals are a prominent component in creation stories, specifically for the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois)." (article)
This CBC article, which includes a 20-minute audio interview, describes 'The Creator's Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood', a book about the history of lacrosse in Indigenous communities and how it's contributed to Indigenous identity formation.
Did you know that lacrosse is Canada's official summer sport? Learn more about the sport, including its origins and how it is played. This article also describes an Ojibwa legend — Why Birds go South in Winter — and the special role that lacrosse plays in nature.