It was a warm, muggy afternoon on Thursday when Kenny Porter picked up his lacrosse stick and headed to the backyard.
The 16-year-old from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario walked toward his make-shift practice area before firing shots toward a net and a towering backboard with a Haudenosaunee Confederacy flag painted onto it.
“I feel like there’s a lot of pressure on me being the only Six Nations boy on the team,” he said. “I just want to represent our town pretty good.”
In two weeks, Porter will be playing box lacrosse for Team Ontario at the Canada Games, where he’ll face off against other provincial teams.
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