Michelle Tom, a basketball standout from the Navajo Nation, is treating coronavirus patients in an underfunded community hospital on the reservation.
The cancellation of the Native American Basketball Invitational means more to that community than simply taking a summer off from playing ball.
The first annual Native American Elite Middle and High School Basketball Nationals is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Tribes, organizations and enterprises in Indian Country are trying to conduct business and mitigate fears about the coronavirus.
As Native students bounced basketballs and veterans carrying flags lined up for grand entry, a documentary film crew took to the court to honor the late Rick Hill, a leader from the Oneida Nation.
Marty Waukazoo is arguably the greatest basketball player the Lakota nation has ever produced.
If the enduring strength and spirit of the Oglala Lakota Tribe could be embodied in a single person, he would strongly resemble Casey Means.
Haskell Indian Nations University is mourning the loss of Darrian Diwayan, a basketball standout from the Pueblo of Laguna.
Sam Prairie Chicken is a basketball coach, and the Screaming Eagles are the North Rapid Lakota boys he coaches.
Treymaine Eagle Thunder-Alger and Darian Schmidt are basketball standouts.
When the Arizona State women’s basketball team played on the Navajo Nation, thousands of fans showed up.
Born at Pine Ridge, Dylan Pourier has the mind and heart of a Lakota rez ball player.
Alejandro Rama, a basketball standout at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation, will be attending college on an academic scholarship.
The Lakota Nation Invitational is underway in Rapid City, drawing top basketball teams from reservations across South Dakota.
For many on the Navajo Nation, basketball means everything.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe held a welcoming and naming ceremony for two descendants whose mother was adopted at a young age.
Boston Celtics player and five-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is being honored by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
The Native American Basketball Invitational is about more than just rez ball.
Navajo citizen JJ Nakai is blazing a trail for younger Native American basketball players.
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.
A Lower Brule Sioux basketball player has been invited to play in Australia for the Down Under Sports 30th annual basketball tournament in July.
Two teams from the Pine Ridge Reservation, plus another from the Crow Creek Reservation, are in the South Dakota boys basketball tournament.
For the fourth year in a row, a boys basketball team from a small town in northeast Nebraska went all the way to the state championships.
'We thought we could jump on them and get them spooked,' Crow Creek Head Coach Billy Jo Sazue said
Seventeen years ago the big boarding school at Eagle Butte was broken up, and two localized schools were opened on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Takini and Tiospaye Topa.
We know it is still a little early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational, a tournament that even made the pages of Sports Illustrated Magazine.
Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario will begin playing in California in the fall.
Indian Players like Shoni Schimmel are mostly absent from NCAA D1 college basketball, so how can we get them noticed?
Montana radio show duo suspended following segregation of Native Americans blog goes nationwide.
When the 35-second shot clock and the three-point shot were introduced to South Dakota high school basketball, rez ball should have taken off like a rocket.
For the second straight year, Class B Girls has been unforgiving to Native teams.
The Chinle High School Wildcats are finishing their season under new leadership.
Paul Mushaben of KCTR 102.9 called Indian basketball fans 'unruly' in a short post that was deleted from his station's website.
Raider Head Coach Chris Stoebner is a pretty husky guy, but the first words out of his mouth after his team’s 54-41 defeat of arch-rival Rapid City Central were, 'I’m exhausted!'
Most Native American students today embrace two worlds whether they know it or not.
The Pine Ridge basketball team almost steals the game from Red Cloud Indian School with a buzzer beater.
Eager basketball fans anticipated a showdown between two of the more celebrated big men in the state of Nebraska
It wasn’t hard to predict a Red Cloud-Winnebago final at the 40th Annual Lakota Nation Invitational.
It has been a year of ups and downs in Indian Country, luckily we still have the game we love.
The Crusaders are as confident as ever as they look to qualify for their first state tournament appearance in nearly a decade.
After coming off one of its best seasons in years, the Little Wound Lady Mustangs seeded number two at the 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational.
The blossoming Lower Brule High School basketball program is looking to make a splash at this year's Lakota Nation Invitational.
The 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational is set to be one of the biggest and best to date.
'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said
When writing about community news it gets very difficult to not be affected by the stories we are sometimes to forced to cover.
'I’d never played basketball surrounded by police and blockades.'
The college basketball star from the Ho-Chunk Nation is heading to North Dakota to show solidarity with the #NoDAPL movement.
After weeks upon weeks of writing columns columns about some of the most pressing issues even the most hardened writers need to take a break from that kind of content.
The Tulalip Boys and Girls Club in Washington and the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota are hosting the events.
More than 1,400 athletes from tribal communities in the United States and Canada are taking part in the annual event.
The event -- the first of its kind in Indian Country -- will be held June 25-26 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico.
Phoenix has an advantage over most markets because there are several Native American communities in the surrounding area, all wanting to promote their brands and with thriving casino operations to pay for it.
Given the large number of Lakota ball clubs to cover during the basketball season, the Native Sun News did not cover much AA basketball in 2015-16, and that was a mistake.
Mya and Juneau Jones, daughters of Chuck Jones from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, are the latest examples of a proud and impressive tradition.
Suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been a hot topic for decades as many have lost their battle with the disease.
Years from now when people look back over the four years Kobey O’Rourke spent playing basketball for Red Cloud, they might remember he made the varsity as a freshman.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is demanding action against an off-reservation high school for the actions of its students during a regional high school girls championship game.
Two young members of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin are making history on the basketball court.