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Crooked Arrows opens June 1 in the Twin Cities

05/31/2012, 9:23am CDT
By mnswarm.com

Crooked Arrows, the first mainstream film featuring the sport of lacrosse opens June 1

About Crooked Arrows

Crooked Arrows, the first mainstream film featuring the sport lacrosse, is an adrenaline pumping, underdog story of overcoming the odds.

A mixed-blood Native American, Joe Logan, eager to modernize his reservation, must first prove himself to his father, the traditionalist Tribal Chairman, by rediscovering his spirit. He is tasked with coaching the reservation’s high school lacrosse team which competes against the better equipped and better trained players of the elite Prep School League.

Joe inspires the Native American boys and teaches them the true meaning of tribal pride. Ignited by their heritage and believing in their new-found potential, coach and team climb an uphill battle to the state championship finals against their privileged prep school rivals…will they win?

Crooked Arrows is an original, uplifting sports movie in the tradition of such classics as Mighty Ducks, Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, and Bend It Like Beckham–set in the fresh, contemporary worlds of Native American reservations, prep schools, and lacrosse…

For more information, visit www.crookedarrows.com

Group Tickets

Group discounts are available!

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Photo Credit: CrookedArrows.com

Photo Credit: CrookedArrows.com

Crooked Arrows Showings (Opens Friday, June 1)

City Theater
Burnsville Paragon Odyssey 15
Coon Rapids AMC Coon Rapids 16
Eden Prairie AMC Eden Prairie 18
Lakeville Muller Lakeville 21
Inver Grove Heights AMC Showplace Inver Grove 16
Monticello Monticello 15
Mounds View Wynnsong 15
Rogers Muller Rogers 18
White Bear Township Muller White Bear Township 16

Swarm in the Native American Community

Close to 50 kids from seven tribal communities attended Lax-4-Life in 2011.

The Swarm began their Native American initiative in 2010 with their first Native American Heritage Night. Each season, the Swarm celebrates the home opener with Native American Heritage Night in an effort to honor the roots of lacrosse.

In 2010, the Swarm established an after school program on the Prairie Island Indian Community that keeps kids involved in lacrosse on a year-round basis. Professional coaches provided by the team, visit the community weekly and provide coaching and mentoring. Because of the Swarm’s efforts, competitive teams in Prairie Island now participate year-round in multiple lacrosse leagues in the Twin Cities, including the Swarm’s Youth Box League (YBL). Prairie Island became the first Minnesota Native American youth team to compete in over 100 years and celebrated its first win in the Homegrown Lacrosse League in the fall of 2011. The Prairie Island lacrosse club has received local, regional and national recognition for their Sportsmanship and Honor the Game programs.

In 2010, the Swarm also established Lax-4-Life, an overnight lacrosse camp open to boys and girls from all 11 Minnesota tribal communities, including kids from the Prairie Island Indian Community. Campers not only learn about the history, tradition and game play of lacrosse, but also life skills, such as the importance of education, healthy living and abstinence from drugs, alcohol and violence. The camp doubled in its second year of existence as nearly 50 kids from seven tribal communities attended.

This past summer, the Minnesota Swarm was recognized at the White House during First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! In Indian Country initiative. In December of 2011, Minnesota Swarm Co-Owner and Vice President Andy Arlotta was named the recipient of the Spirit of the People Award, which is presented to one individual annually by the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce. Every year, the Spirit of the People Award recognizes one recipient who brought people together to promote and utilize the gifts of individuals and organizations to enhance, heal and strengthen American Indian Communities in Minnesota.

Learn more about the Swarm's Native American Outreach Programs here...


STAR TRIBUNE: Swarm connects with Native American roots

Michael Rand of the Star Tribune writes about the Swarm's involvement in the Native American Community.

VIDEO: Swarm embrace the past, pave future of lacrosse

Kare-11's Eric Perkins takes a look at the lacrosse program on the Prairie Island Indian Community that the Swarm helps support.

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