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Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Brandon Ecoffey: Tournament shows hope of the Lakota people (12/18)
What takes place at the Lakota Nation Invitational could be used as a primer on who we are as Lakota people in this modern day and age.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Tim Giago: Think unity and fun at Olympics of Indian basketball (12/16)
When the Lakota people hear the acronym 'LNI' they know exactly what it means.

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Shoni Schimmel draws sellout crowd to Washington WNBA game (08/08)
The Umatilla player's star power wasn't enough to help her team win the game, though.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Shoni Schimmel earns most valuable player at WNBA All-Stars (07/21)
She scored a record-breaking 29 points during the game.

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Shoni Schimmel thanks fans for support in WNBA All-Stars game (07/09)
Rookie from Umatilla Tribes received third highest number of votes.

Filed Under: National | Sports
NCAI slams racist comments attributed to owner of NBA team (04/28)
The National Congress of American Indians condemned racist remarks that are being attributed to the owner of an NBA team.

Filed Under: Sports
Brent Cahwee: Shoni Schimmel brings her show to the WNBA (04/23)
Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, is headed to the WNBA.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News: Shoni Schimmel a role model for youth (04/21)
The career of Shoni Schimmel as a college athlete was arguably the most followed of any Indian athlete in the history of sports.

Filed Under: Education | Sports
First member of Pascua Yaqui Tribe signs to play basketball (04/16)
A member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has signed to play basketball for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Umatilla player Shoni Schimmel drafted by Atlanta WNBA team (04/15)
Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, has been drafted by the Atlanta Dream.

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Native Sun News: Independent basketball grows in Indian Country (04/09)
The notoriety of the unique passion and style with which Native people play the sport of basketball has grown with the successes of college athletes like Jude and Shoni Schimmel.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Brent Cahwee: Shoni Schimmel and her amazing college career (04/03)
Brent Cahwee looks at the rise of Shoni Schimmel, a member of the Umatilla Tribes whose basketball career has stirred pride throughout Indian Country.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team headed to basketball finals (03/14)
For the third time in as many years the Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes basketball team is heading to the state tournament.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Schimmel sisters attract big turnout for Native American night (03/04)
More than 1,500 Native Americans -- including 60 from the Muscogee Nation -- turned out in force to cheer on two college basketball standouts.

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Native Sun News: Ramping up efforts to prevent suicide (01/17)
Suicide rates in Indian Country have historically been higher than any other community in the United States.

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Native Sun News: Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle at LNI (12/31)
No matter the year or the place when Pine Ridge plays Red Cloud it is going to be a battle.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge boys team takes home LNI title (12/30)
In a game that forced the highly talented Pine Ridge Thorpes to dig deep in to their bag of tricks, Dusty Lebeau’s 2013-2014 squad knocked off the top seeded and defending Lakota Nation Invitational Champion White River Tigers, 53-46.

Filed Under: Opinion | Sports
Brandon Ecoffey: Basketball means family and love for Lakota (12/27)
As a Lakota who grew up with a basketball in my hand, I knew from a very young age that for my community, the game meant more to us than it did for others.

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Native Sun News: Pine Ridge basketball team breaks bracket (12/26)
Just a few short years ago when someone thought of Oelrichs, S.D., the thought of buying bait for a fishing trip, or maybe a last second opportunity to gas up the car came to mind –well things have changed.

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Native Sun News: Olympics of Indian basketball in South Dakota (12/19)
It started out in 1977 as a tournament to bring American Indian teams together and prepare them for the long season ahead. It has gone where no one alive today ever thought it would go.

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