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The Lakota Nation Invitational event could leave the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center after an incident involving Native children.
The Lakota Nation Invitational event could leave the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center after an incident involving Native children.
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February 25, 2015

LNI Tournament Future In Rapid City In Flux

The director of the Lakota Nation Invitational, Bryan Brewer, says the future of the event in Rapid City is in question. The annual high school basektball tournament plus accompanying events is among the largest events of the year in the area.  It generates millions of dollars in economic impact.

But the LNI board of directors is considering pulling the tournament out of Rapid City in the wake of an alleged attack on Native children at a minor league hockey game, Brewer told South Dakota Public Radio.  
 
LNI officials say they have decided to keep the tournament in Rapid City for now.  But Brewer says that decision is not yet final.

Listen to the full report online

Read more about the Lakota Nation Invitational on the Black Hills Knowledge Network

 

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