The documentary explores the Salmon River High School girls’ lacrosse team as it fights to keep its funding. The team, composed completely of Native Americans players from the Mohawk nation, is forced to raise funds to finish its season and face those who say they shouldn’t be playing lacrosse in the first place.
Lacrosse was born in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory as a sacred game, traditionally reserved for men. The very fact that these young women pick up lacrosse sticks challenges the paradigm of their heritage, but also serves as an empowerment tool for them. With more than just the championship on the line, the girls fight to blaze a new path for the next generation of Native women, while still honoring their people’s tradition in a changing world.