Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Native America's Team: four Onondaga brothers shatter records and perceptions


There was a moment in Jeremy Thompson’s life when he realized he had to make a decision. A teenager raised in the proud traditions of the Onondaga Nation, he was at a crossroads. On one side, he had lacrosse. On the other, he had the drugs, the alcohol, the youthful escapes so many teenagers embrace.

Thompson had started down the path most traveled, the path that too often robs Native American youth of their potential futures. He knew he was letting his family down. His father recognized his pain, and asked his oldest son to take a walk with him. They wandered behind their house, through the woods, to a gorge, where they sat along the river. They sat in silence.


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