Reaction to “Game Spirit Pride of a Nation”

Today I was exposed to the profoundly impactful film “Game Spirit Pride of a Nation”. The film is about the Iroquois or Haudenosaunee sport of lacrosse, and as I watched I was enlightened furthermore to the history and the treatment of my people. My reaction was incredibly sad to doctrine of discovery and how it was used as an excuse to thieve from and hurt my people hundreds of years in the past, but I was also very disappointed at seeing how this horrible idea is still applied today. However overall the film filled me with an overwhelming pride at seeing the perseverance of my people; even at the face of rejection by the government they were not despondent, they kept fighting on just like they did in their lacrosse games, even after many losses. I believe one day all the attempts of my people will eventually be successful.

 

Zaryn Prussia

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