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2012 Lakota Nation Invitational

RAPID CITY, SD - The Lakota Nation Invitational started as a small basketball tournament 36 years ago. Today the tournament has grown to host 36 basketball teams, bringing 2500 students and there families to Rapid City for that one sport alone. Mostly all the events associated with LNI are held inside the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, SD. A powwow, cheerleading competitions, wrestling, hand games, various knowledge challenges, art, and fashion shows are part of the long list of other events and activities planned to keep the week full of options to choose when deciding how you want to spend your four days here at the tournament. The Oglala Sioux Tribe would like to wish all the participants the best of luck, and also would like to recognize the LNI board for organizing an event capable of bringing together so many Native Americans.