Lacrosse legend to speak at MVCC

Published Mar 1, 2018 at 4:00pm

A lecture by lacrosse champion Neal Powless, on “Let’s Make a Sports Movie: ‘Crooked Arrows’ and its Cultural Impact,” will be presented Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus.

Admission is free for the lecture, in Schafer Theater at the MVCC Information Technology Building.

Powless will share his journey from his upbringing on the Onondaga Nation to the world of Hollywood and Native American representation in the 2012 “Crooked Arrows” motion picture, said MVCC. A traditional member of the Onondaga Nation and Eel Clan, Powless is a co-producer of “Crooked Arrows,” a drama about a Native American lacrosse team making its way through a prep school league tournament.

Powless is a three-time All-American in lacrosse, a member of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team that played in six World Lacrosse Championships, and a producer of films focused on lacrosse and the Onondaga Nation’s involvement in the sport, MVCC said. He also is head coach of the Netherlands National Lacrosse Team.