Restore the Iroquois Nationals' standing in international competition
  • Petitioned Federation of International Lacrosse

This petition was delivered to:

Men's Competition Chair
Federation of International Lacrosse
President
Stan Cockerton

Restore the Iroquois Nationals' standing in international competition

    1. Petition by

      David Takata

      Everett, WA

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June 2013

Victory

David Takata: The FIL members overwhelmingly voted to rescind the bylaw relegating the Iroquois. Their international standing has been restored!

The Iroquois Nationals, a league of sovereign nations recognized by the UN, were denied entry to England using their own passports. The FIL says they can not be permitted in the top bracket for 2014 due to their non-participation in the prior event. The Iroquois have shared their game with the world AND are widely recognized as one of the top three teams in the world. Help push the FIL leaders to do the right thing by seeding the Iroquois Nationals in the rightful position for this competition.

To:
Federation of International Lacrosse, Men's Competition Chair
Stan Cockerton, President
Restore the Iroquois Nationals' standing in international competition

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Over 5,000 and New Countries

      David Takata
      Petition Organizer

      In two days since our last update, we more than doubled the signatures to over 5,000 now. In addition, we added petitioners from the Czech Republic, Portugal and Turkey. This is truly a GLOBAL movement now and worthy of FIL's attention. How many signatures can we get to send the message?

    3. Reached 5,000 signatures
    4. Over 2,000 and Countries Added

      David Takata
      Petition Organizer

      We started this petition on May 23rd. In just 11 days we have surpassed 2,000 signatures. Petitioners from 49 of 50 US states, DC, Puerto Rico, 4 Canadian provinces, Israel, England, Ireland, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Spain, and Vietnam. Keep it up!

    5. Reached 2,000 signatures
    6. Real Progress

      David Takata
      Petition Organizer

      In our first week YOU are responsible for getting attention on this issue. We have petitioners from 42 US states, 3 Canadian provinces, and even one from Israel. The word is getting out. Let's turn the buzz into a ROAR!

    7. Reached 250 signatures

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    • red tree woman BROOKINGS, OR
      • over 1 year ago

      because all my peoples..indian peoples should be free

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    • MaryEllen Stonemetz IRVING, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      The Nation of Indians have always had everything taken from them that had any value. Their respect and rights shouldn't be something else taken unfairly.

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    • Ian Murphy SOUTHBOROUGH, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      It's ridiculous and unfair to keep the Iroquois out of the top division when they were barred from the 2010 tourney due to a paperwork SNAFU.

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    • Leigh Morris STOCKPORT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I know that you are following the FIL rules, but something extraordinary needs to be done to reinstate the Iroquois into the top division. It makes no sense that such a talented team should play in the 2nd tier. Who wants to watch them take apart inferior opposition? [Hey, they would beat England, Australia and Japan.] I want to see them battling the US and Canada to make the final. Please, please, please call an extraordinary session of the FIL. Thank you for listening.

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    • Ronald Hill DELAND, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      To advance the game invented by the Iroquois.

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