Akwesasne, NY — The Salmon River Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team and volunteers embarked on a trip to New York City, NY this morning for a special viewing of “Keepers of the Game.” The feature-length documentary about the girl’s lacrosse team is being premiered today at the Tribeca Film Festival and will provide the player’s with a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ red-carpet experience. Sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods and produced by Flatbush Pictures, the film profiles the young all-Native lacrosse team’s efforts to secure a sectional championship, while blazing a new path that honors their people’s traditions for the next generation of Native women.
The group included: Shari Adams, Jillian Benedict, Summer Bero, Jadie Burns, Trysten Burns, Shye Chubb, Sequoya Chubb, Sienna Chubb, Olivia Cook, Reen Cook, Tristan Cook-Hasty, Halle Cooke, Mikayla Francis, Katsitsionni Fox, Colonie Gray, Elisha King, Marietta Jock, Tawny Martin, Louise McDonald, Tatyana Papineau, Nihahsennaa Peters, Konwahonkarawi Porter, Terri Swamp, Geena Terrance, Dava Thompson, Tisha Thompson, and Wahsontiio. Joining the group at the film festival are Jacelyn and Mirabella Lazore, along with parents Amy and John; as well as Marcella, Quinton and Karonienhawi Thomas.
The movie “Keepers of the Game” will be broadcast on ABC on Saturday, April 23rd at 3:30pm EST.