A lacrosse player in a white jersey and eye protection fiercely swings her stick during a game, with spectators watching in the background.

Free Events, Scene & Heard

Spirit of Lacrosse: Haudenosaunee Girls’ Journey in “Keepers of the Game”

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Steele Auditorium

Poster for the documentary "Keepers of the Game" showing a group of lacrosse players with sticks held high against a bright sky, with logos and text detailing its production and sponsors at the bottom.

The Heard Museum is proud to present the 2016 documentary film Keepers of the Game in which director Judd Ehrlich follows the journey of the Haudenosaunee womens’ high school lacrosse team as they battle for recognition, respect, and triumph in a sport deeply woven into their cultural heritage. Keepers of the Game is a testament to the power of sport to change lives and connect us all. 

After the film, stick around for a deeper dive into the lives of these phenomenal women and the history of lacrosse. 

This screening is part 1 of a 3-part Summer Film Series showcasing captivating films that highlight contemporary stories that are rooted in Indigenous tradition. Enjoy fresh popcorn, lounge on oversized bean bags, and an air-conditioned auditorium with theater quality sound! Find out more about these films by visiting the events page on heard.org

*We highly encourage you to bring your own blankets and lounging chairs. Members will receive preferred seating (early admission) for this event. Food and drinks ARE permitted inside the Steele Auditorium so stop by the museum’s Coffee Cantina for a refreshing prickly pear lemonade, coffee, pastries, and other yummy snacks.

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