, 2022-12-12 22:18:30,
the 45the The annual Lakota Nation Invitational basketball tournament will be held at The Monument in Rapid City this week. This annual spectacle began as a simple basketball tournament, but today, and almost five decades later, it has grown into an event that hosts 14 activities in all.
One problem in this year’s plan is a winter snowstorm that will cover most of the state. But starting Monday afternoon, the basketball tournament, which is scheduled to start Wednesday morning and end Saturday night, is scheduled to start on time.
“Usually, they would be entering [Tuesday]but due to the weather, [the teams are] all in the way [Monday]”, explained the director and founder of LNI, Bryan Brewer. “Our tournament will start as scheduled on Wednesday. All of our workers and officials are on their way to Rapid City early as well, so things are going to go as originally planned.”
While basketball hopes to go on as scheduled, some of the other activities at the event could be delayed.
“We moved some, the Pow Wow, which is usually on Wednesday, will be on Friday,” Brewer said. We have a number of other events that we will also move a day later on Thursday.”
While the basketball tournament is certainly a main draw, the event that attracts the most participants is not basketball.
“We have our traditional Hand Games tournament, and that is now our biggest event. We have 48 basketball teams, but we have…
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