July 20, 2010 – Hour 2

Questions of indigenous sovereignty have been raised in light of Britain’s refusal to let the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team enter the country on their Haudenosaunee Confederacy passports for the World Lacrosse Championships.  The team refused to travel on US passports.


  • Ansley Jemison – General Manager for the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team
  • Tonya Gonnella Frichner – Lawyer for the Iroquois Nationals, President and founder of the American Indian Law Alliance in New York, and North America’s regional representative to the United Nations’ Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • James Mackay – Lecturer in comparititve literature at European University Cyprus and author of the article Native Americans Should Not Have to Earn Sovereignty
  • Brenda S. Sprague – Deputy Assistant Secretary for Passport Services