The Medicine Game - Gwich'in Professional Lacrosse Player Thomas Hoggarth
Thomas Hoggarth is a professional lacrosse player with the Buffalo Bandits in the National Lacrosse League. He grew up in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada however his roots are North of the Arctic Circle in Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories. Thomas is of Gwich'in decent and proud of his cultural heritage. Lacrosse is one of the fastest and most physical team sports in the world however to many indigenous peoples it is of spiritual significance and a tribute to the Creator. In this episode we discuss Thomas's Gwich'in and Ojibwe heritage, his mother being part of the 60's scoop, the demands of being a professional lacrosse player, being a part of the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team at the World Championships, the spirituality of lacrosse and Thomas's growing status as a premier player in the premier box lacrosse league in the world.