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All-Native basketball tournament kicks off

The third annual Native American Basketball Invitational, the largest all-Native tournament of its kind, kicked off in Arizona this week.

More than 60 teams are registered to compete. Early games are being held by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the host tribe.

The finals will take place at the America West Arena in Phoenix on Saturday.

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Relevant Links:
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