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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.

Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in'
Education | National | Sports
Human Rights Complaint in Montana: 'We are only letting the white people in' (May 22, 2017)
Four tribal citizens said they were denied entrance to a high school basketball game based on their race.

Agua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball team
Business | Sports
Agua Caliente Band puts name on minor league basketball team (May 16, 2017)
The Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario will begin playing in California in the fall.

Harold Monteau: Colleges need to bring in more Native athletes
Education | Opinion | Sports
Harold Monteau: Colleges need to bring in more Native athletes (April 17, 2017)
Indian Players like Shoni Schimmel are mostly absent from NCAA D1 college basketball, so how can we get them noticed?

Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation
Opinion | Sports
Adrian Jawort: Rightwing radio host called for Indian segregation (March 13, 2017)
Montana radio show duo suspended following segregation of Native Americans blog goes nationwide.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Indian teams land in playoffs for girls title in South Dakota
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Indian teams land in playoffs for girls title in South Dakota (March 3, 2017)
For the second straight year, Class B Girls has been unforgiving to Native teams.

New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' story
Sports
New York Times returns to Navajo Nation for another 'rez ball' story (February 27, 2017)
The Chinle High School Wildcats are finishing their season under new leadership.

Radio show host in Montana calls Indian basketball fans 'unruly'
Education | National | Sports
Radio show host in Montana calls Indian basketball fans 'unruly' (February 23, 2017)
Paul Mushaben of KCTR 102.9 called Indian basketball fans 'unruly' in a short post that was deleted from his station's website.

Native Sun News Today: Rapid City rivals in crosstown showdown
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City rivals in crosstown showdown (February 15, 2017)
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!'

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: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer (January 17, 2017)
The Pine Ridge basketball team almost steals the game from Red Cloud Indian School with a buzzer beater.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rival
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rival (January 4, 2017)
Eager basketball fans anticipated a showdown between two of the more celebrated big men in the state of Nebraska

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: 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

Brandon Ecoffey: Our reservation basketball coaches deserve better
Opinion | Sports
Brandon Ecoffey: Our reservation basketball coaches deserve better (December 9, 2016)
When writing about community news it gets very difficult to not be affected by the stories we are sometimes to forced to cover.

Bronson Koenig: What I found during my journey to Standing Rock
Opinion | Sports
Bronson Koenig: What I found during my journey to Standing Rock (December 2, 2016)
'I’d never played basketball surrounded by police and blockades.'

Bronson Koenig hosts basketball clinic for youth at Standing Rock
National | Sports
Bronson Koenig hosts basketball clinic for youth at Standing Rock (September 16, 2016)
The college basketball star from the Ho-Chunk Nation is heading to North Dakota to show solidarity with the #NoDAPL movement.

Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native players
Opinion | Sports
Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native players (August 10, 2016)
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.

Native youth participate in first Jr. NBA camps in Indian Country
National | Sports
Native youth participate in first Jr. NBA camps in Indian Country (July 4, 2016)
The Tulalip Boys and Girls Club in Washington and the Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota are hosting the events.

Native American Basketball Invitational draws top talent to Arizona
National | Sports
Native American Basketball Invitational draws top talent to Arizona (June 23, 2016)
More than 1,400 athletes from tribal communities in the United States and Canada are taking part in the annual event.

Mescalero Apache Tribe hosts Gus Macker basketball tournament
Sports
Mescalero Apache Tribe hosts Gus Macker basketball tournament (June 1, 2016)
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.

Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals
Business | National | Sports
Cronkite News: Sports teams turn to tribes for naming rights deals (May 3, 2016)
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.

Native Sun News: The future of Lakota basketball in South Dakota
National | Sports
Native Sun News: The future of Lakota basketball in South Dakota (April 20, 2016)
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.

Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux sisters carry on Lakota basketball tradition
National | Sports
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux sisters carry on Lakota basketball tradition (April 14, 2016)
Mya and Juneau Jones, daughters of Chuck Jones from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, are the latest examples of a proud and impressive tradition.

Lakota Country Times: Teenager's anti-suicide movement grows
National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Teenager's anti-suicide movement grows (April 12, 2016)
Suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been a hot topic for decades as many have lost their battle with the disease.

Native Sun News: Basketball star rises on Pine Ridge Reservation
National | Sports
Native Sun News: Basketball star rises on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 6, 2016)
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.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe stands up for girls basketball team
Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe stands up for girls basketball team (March 30, 2016)
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.

Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff
National | Sports
Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff (March 25, 2016)
Two young members of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin are making history on the basketball court.

United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourney
Education | National | Sports
United Tribes Technical College girls basketball team in tourney (March 15, 2016)
After an 11-hour drive from North Dakota to Kansas, the Lady Thunderbirds are ready for their first game in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.

Dalton Walker: Red Lake Nation rallies for boys basketball players
Opinion | Sports
Dalton Walker: Red Lake Nation rallies for boys basketball players (March 9, 2016)
Basketball is more than a game for many at Red Lake. It's a cherished outlet.

Basketball teams at United Tribes Technical College finish strong
Education | Sports
Basketball teams at United Tribes Technical College finish strong (March 2, 2016)
The Lady Thunderbirds are the new Region XII champions and are hosting their first-ever district tournament.

Indian school fires basketball coaches after race-related incident
Education | National | Sports
Indian school fires basketball coaches after race-related incident (February 26, 2016)
Former head boys basketball coach Ceci Moses and her husband, former assistant coach Rick Schimmel, accused staff at another school of making race-related comments about Native Americans.

Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes off
Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Tribal college basketball team takes off (February 19, 2016)
The Oglala Lakota College Brave Hearts are quickly becoming a legitimate program under the guidance of Dale Pine Jr.

Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood
Canada | Sports
Native basketball tournament bars player who lacks Indian blood (February 11, 2016)
Josiah Wilson is a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation and is considered an "Indian" under Canadian law but his lack of Indian blood is keeping him off the court.

Teams protest corporate sponsor of Native basketball tournament
Canada | Environment | Sports
Teams protest corporate sponsor of Native basketball tournament (February 8, 2016)
Players and elders from the Haida Nation of British Columbia are bothered by the growing involvement of energy companies in the All Native Basketball Tournament.

Girls basketball team proudly wears Navajo hairstyle during game
Education | National | Sports
Girls basketball team proudly wears Navajo hairstyle during game (February 8, 2016)
The Flagstaff Lady Eagles sailed to another victory as their story continued to inspire teams to wear the traditional tsiiyeel hairstyle on the court.

Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle
Education | National | Sports
Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle (February 5, 2016)
The Lady Eagles from Flagstaff, Arizoina, were forced to remove their hair ties and let down their buns before a basketball game this week.

Native Sun News: Rival teams from Pine Ridge battle on the court
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Native Sun News: Rival teams from Pine Ridge battle on the court (January 25, 2016)
Little Wound's ten players gave it all they had, but they were visibly exhausted by the middle of the second period in their matchup against Red Cloud.

Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police
Education | Law | Sports
Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police (January 20, 2016)
Chad Kills Crow only started working at Pawhuska High School last summer but has been sidelined for the rest of the boys basketball season.

Native Sun News: Pine Ridge basketball team steams over rivals
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Native Sun News: Pine Ridge basketball team steams over rivals (January 12, 2016)
Bison Coach Aaron Noteboom knew Red Cloud’s 2-2-1 pressure defense was coming, he said as much after the game, and added he prepared for it in practice, but that did not stop Red Cloud Coach Christian McGhee from using it to steam roll Hot Springs.

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
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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.

Ruth Hopkins: Basketball is a big part of life in Indian Country
Opinion | Sports
Ruth Hopkins: Basketball is a big part of life in Indian Country (December 24, 2015)
For those with talent, skills, determination and ambition, it’s never too early to set your sights on hoops dreams.

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.

James Giago Davies: History of Lakota sports heroes lost forever
Opinion | Sports
James Giago Davies: History of Lakota sports heroes lost forever (December 3, 2015)
Last week I received e-mail from a couple of people who played basketball back during the years of the great Cobbler dynasty Coach Dave Strain built at Rapid City Central,

Navajo Nation hosts Division I basketball game at event center
Education | National | Sports
Navajo Nation hosts Division I basketball game at event center (November 19, 2015)
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles will face the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks in a game on the reservation.

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.

Navajo Nation basketball standout Desirae Gonzalez to play for Nevada
Education | Sports
Navajo Nation basketball standout Desirae Gonzalez to play for Nevada (November 12, 2015)
During her junior year, Desirae Gonzalez led the state of Arizona in scoring, averaging 29.7 points per game.

Haskell University announces new men's basketball coach
Education | Sports
Haskell University announces new men's basketball coach (November 4, 2015)
Matthew 'Cougar' Downing, Jr., has enjoyed a long career in basketball, both as a player and as a coach.

Omaha Tribe hosts basketball stars Shoni and Jude Schimmel
Education | Sports
Omaha Tribe hosts basketball stars Shoni and Jude Schimmel (October 9, 2015)
The Schimmel sisters and their family shared stories of inspiration with youth on the reservation.

Sunnie Clahchischiligi: Get on board with Ho-Chunk Nation player
Opinion | Sports
Sunnie Clahchischiligi: Get on board with Ho-Chunk Nation player (April 17, 2015)
Less than one percent of college basketball players represent Native American people in a sport that we pride ourselves in.

Ho-Chunk Nation player makes history with championship finale
Education | National | Sports
Ho-Chunk Nation player makes history with championship finale (April 9, 2015)
Bronson Koenig was the first Native American to start and play in an NCAA finals game, according to NDNSports.Com

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