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.
We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.
'We thought we could jump on them and get them spooked,' Crow Creek Head Coach Billy Jo Sazue said
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.
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.
Newly-elected Oglala Sioux President Scott Weston encouraged young entrepreneurs at the Lakota Nation Invitational's business plan competition.
Most Native American students today embrace two worlds whether they know it or not.
'This year our defense is awesome,' head coach Lyle LeBeau said of the Little Wound Lady Mustangs, the 2016 Lakota Nation Invitational Champions.
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.
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.
Several important events based in Lakota culture have become fan favorites at the annual Lakota Nation Invitational.
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
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.
People have noticed my column is not like the other opinion columns, and they may see that as a negative.
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.
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.
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.
Lakota Nation Invitational fans won’t soon forget the letters 'BAGO' across the front of a blue jersey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week the Lakota Nation Invitational board of directors voted unanimously to keep the four day cultural extravaganza in Rapid City.
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.
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.
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.
The tribe is upset by the handling of an incident in which 57 Indian students were victimized at a hockey game.
The Lakota Nation Invitational tournament brings millions of dollars into Rapid City each December.
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.
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.
Bravery is the act of accomplishing a goal so few dare to attempt.
'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.
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.
When the Lakota people hear the acronym 'LNI' they know exactly what it means.
For the first time in its history the Oglala Sioux Tribe will bring its enrollment office to the public.