More: lni

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament
Opinion | Politics | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller
National | Sports

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller (January 8, 2018)

'We thought we could jump on them and get them spooked,' Crow Creek Head Coach Billy Jo Sazue said

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational (September 6, 2017)

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.

James Giago Davies: Some simple rules for winning at rez ball
Opinion | Sports

James Giago Davies: Some simple rules for winning at rez ball (March 6, 2017)

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.

Lakota Country Times:  New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth
Business | Education | National

Lakota Country Times: New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth (January 20, 2017)

Newly-elected Oglala Sioux President Scott Weston encouraged young entrepreneurs at the Lakota Nation Invitational's business plan competition.

Delphine Red Shirt: Tournament is a testament to our talented Native youth
Education | Opinion | Sports

Delphine Red Shirt: Tournament is a testament to our talented Native youth (January 17, 2017)

Most Native American students today embrace two worlds whether they know it or not.

Native Sun News Today: Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle for Lakota Nation Invitational title
National | Sports

Native Sun News Today: Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle for Lakota Nation Invitational title (December 23, 2016)

'This year our defense is awesome,' head coach Lyle LeBeau said of the Little Wound Lady Mustangs, the 2016 Lakota Nation Invitational Champions.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars
Law | Opinion

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars (December 22, 2016)

This year’s Lakota Nation Invitational indicates that there has been a large improvement in race relations in Rapid City, but as most Lakota will tell you, we still have a way to go.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation Invitational
National | Sports

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation Invitational (December 22, 2016)

It wasn’t hard to predict a Red Cloud-Winnebago final at the 40th Annual Lakota Nation Invitational.

Brandon Ecoffey: A special look at the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports

Brandon Ecoffey: A special look at the Lakota Nation Invitational (December 16, 2016)

It has been a year of ups and downs in Indian Country, luckily we still have the game we love.

Lakota Country Times: Tournament isn't just about basketball
Education | National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Tournament isn't just about basketball (December 14, 2016)

Several important events based in Lakota culture have become fan favorites at the annual Lakota Nation Invitational.

Lakota Country Times: Red Cloud team stands out on the court
Education | National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Red Cloud team stands out on the court (December 14, 2016)

The Crusaders are as confident as ever as they look to qualify for their first state tournament appearance in nearly a decade.

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge girls team aims for state title in South Dakota
Education | National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge girls team aims for state title in South Dakota (December 14, 2016)

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.

Lakota Country Times: Lower Brule team hopes to make splash at LNI
Education | National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Lower Brule team hopes to make splash at LNI (December 14, 2016)

The blossoming Lower Brule High School basketball program is looking to make a splash at this year's Lakota Nation Invitational.

Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South Dakota
Education | National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South Dakota (December 14, 2016)

The 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational is set to be one of the biggest and best to date.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup
National | Sports

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup (December 14, 2016)

'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational hosts girls volleyball tournament
National | Sports

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational hosts girls volleyball tournament (October 19, 2016)

A determined Custer Lady Wildcats team won nine consecutive matches, dropping only one game to White River, to win the 2016 Lakota Nation Invitational Girls Volleyball title.

James Giago Davies: Skin can get pretty thin in Lakota Country
Opinion | Sports

James Giago Davies: Skin can get pretty thin in Lakota Country (January 8, 2016)

People have noticed my column is not like the other opinion columns, and they may see that as a negative.

James Giago Davies: Making history at the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports

James Giago Davies: Making history at the Lakota Nation Invitational (January 6, 2016)

It won’t be a Lakota Nation Invitational soon forgotten, given how badly weather threatened opening day, and how the Winnebago Indians tore through the bracket to take the boys title, 74-41, from the defending champion White River Tigers.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team breaks 30-year drought at LNI
National | Sports

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team breaks 30-year drought at LNI (December 24, 2015)

Despite being out-rebounded and out-converted at the line, Little Wound used the oldest strategy in the books to to win their first girls Lakota Nation Invitational title since 1984.

Brandon Ecoffey: Native youth stand strong at LNI tournament
Opinion | Sports

Brandon Ecoffey: Native youth stand strong at LNI tournament (December 23, 2015)

In the Native news media we spend so much of our time exposing injustices and providing commentary on the political issues facing our nations that we sometimes forget the joy that comes from watching our youth compete and perform.

Native Sun News: Winnebago basketball team scores LNI title
National | Sports

Native Sun News: Winnebago basketball team scores LNI title (December 23, 2015)

Lakota Nation Invitational fans won’t soon forget the letters 'BAGO' across the front of a blue jersey.

Native Sun News: LNI jumps from the back pages to the front
National | Sports

Native Sun News: LNI jumps from the back pages to the front (December 16, 2015)

There was a time when the acronym LNI meant nothing in Lakota country, when the Lakota Nation Invitational tournament was played before sparse crowds and was lucky to make the box scores of any local paper.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala champion hosts bull riding challenge
National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Oglala champion hosts bull riding challenge (December 3, 2015)

The newly crowned two-time Indian National Finals Rodeo World Bull Riding Champion is set to host a bull riders challenge on the Saturday night of the Lakota Nation Invitational.

James Giago Davies: Schools reject Indian basketball legacy
Opinion | Sports

James Giago Davies: Schools reject Indian basketball legacy (November 18, 2015)

The big schools no longer boast a lineup of Indian ballplayers, especially disheartening in the case of Rapid City Central, which has willfully turned its back on that heritage and alienated much of the Rapid City Lakota community.

Native Sun News: Businesses show support for LNI tournament
National | Sports

Native Sun News: Businesses show support for LNI tournament (March 27, 2015)

As the prospect of the Lakota Nation Invitational finding a new host was looming, Prairie Edge Galleries of downtown Rapid City hosted a meet and greet for local business owners, city officials, concerned citizens, and LNI Board members.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota Nation Invitational stays in Rapid
Law | National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Lakota Nation Invitational stays in Rapid (March 26, 2015)

Last week the Lakota Nation Invitational board of directors voted unanimously to keep the four day cultural extravaganza in Rapid City.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota Nation Invitational weighs move
Education | Law | National | Sports

Lakota Country Times: Lakota Nation Invitational weighs move (March 11, 2015)

The Lakota Nation Invitational has been a mainstay in Rapid City for decades, however, in light of several recent incidents in the city organizers will now begin entertaining offers from other potential host sites.

Native Sun News: Lakota Nation Invitational urged to relocate
Education | National | Sports

Native Sun News: Lakota Nation Invitational urged to relocate (March 10, 2015)

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council gave its support to request the LNI Board move the Lakota Nation Invitational from the Rapid City Civic Center to another South Dakota community.

Rich Winter: Let's keep Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City
Opinion | Sports

Rich Winter: Let's keep Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City (February 26, 2015)

While I think people are disgusted by the lack of justice recently doled out in Rapid City, I hope people are thinking about all of the ramifications that would be involved in moving LNI.

Oglala Sioux Tribe wants tournament moved out of Rapid City
Education | National | Sports

Oglala Sioux Tribe wants tournament moved out of Rapid City (February 26, 2015)

The tribe is upset by the handling of an incident in which 57 Indian students were victimized at a hockey game.

Native Sun News: Lakota Nation Invitational stays put in Rapid
Law | National | Sports

Native Sun News: Lakota Nation Invitational stays put in Rapid (February 20, 2015)

The Lakota Nation Invitational tournament brings millions of dollars into Rapid City each December.

Lakota Nation Invitational debates location after racial incident
Law | National | Sports

Lakota Nation Invitational debates location after racial incident (February 11, 2015)

Bryan Brewer, a former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who founded the LNI, said he's facing pressure to move the event out of Rapid City.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge youth participate in Junior ROTC
Education | National

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge youth participate in Junior ROTC (January 13, 2015)

The Grand Entry at this year’s Teca Wacipi Okolakiciye powwow held at the LNI tournaments was led in by the Pine Ridge High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets acting as color guard.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux teen happy with support system
Education | National | Sports

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux teen happy with support system (January 9, 2015)

Bravery is the act of accomplishing a goal so few dare to attempt.

Native Sun News: Professor works on youth suicide prevention
Education | Health | National

Native Sun News: Professor works on youth suicide prevention (January 8, 2015)

'If you want to have happy children you have to be a happy parent,' said one participant at the American Indian Life Skills Curriculum workshop.

Brandon Ecoffey: Tournament shows hope of the Lakota people
Opinion | Sports

Brandon Ecoffey: Tournament shows hope of the Lakota people (December 18, 2014)

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.

Tim Giago: Think unity and fun at Olympics of Indian basketball
Opinion | Sports

Tim Giago: Think unity and fun at Olympics of Indian basketball (December 16, 2014)

When the Lakota people hear the acronym 'LNI' they know exactly what it means.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe to issue IDs at tournament
National

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe to issue IDs at tournament (November 25, 2014)

For the first time in its history the Oglala Sioux Tribe will bring its enrollment office to the public.