Spotlight On: Charly Etzkorn
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Seven year-old Cheyenne River Sioux
Tribal citizen Charly Etzkorn sang the National Anthem at the home
opener for the Minnesota Swarm lacrosse game on Jan. 19.
The game was also the Swarm's Native
American Heritage Day where they paid tribute to the Native roots of
the game with a traditional version of the game at half-time
featuring the Oneida Warriors and Prairie Island Indian Community's
lacrosse teams. The Hoka Hey Singers also rendered an honor song for
the 8,000 audience members in attendance for supporting the
traditional Native American game.
Etzkorn said of her time in the
spotlight, “It was really fun. I was nervous but it was really