Lakota Nation Invitational 42nd Anniversary

About the event

WELCOME to the 42nd year of the most unique basketball tournament in the world.

The Lakota Nation Invitational!

This year we are pleased to share our 42nd LNI with you. From a very small start in 1976-78, we have experienced many changes and have grown immensely. The last 40 years have been filled with great memories and exciting games, including cultural and academic events with outstanding young men and women.

 Each year, the Lakota Nation Invitational has grown. We have been proud of all the young people who have given their best as they compete in honor of their schools, families, and respected nations from near and far. Their efforts are exceptional and our youth are the reason we all come together in the spirit of friendship and good will. The best athletes are here in basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, and countless other competitions! We also have outstanding youth competing in the Lakota Language, Academic and Knowledge Bowls, as well as the Hand game Tournament, Art Show, Story Telling, and Business Competitions.

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Additional Ticket Information

Ticket Price
All General Admission

Single Sessions

  • Adult - $11.00
  • Students & Individuals 60+- $8.00
  • Friday Only - Veterans - $5.00 

Tournament Passes

  • Adult - $44.00
  • Student & Individuals 60+ - $32.00

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Event Contact

Dani Walking Eagle
605-747-2297 ext 3213
[email protected]

Service Fees

Prices are those paid at the box office when purchasing in person.  It does not reflect service & handling fees if purchasing by phone or online.