Schedule of Events

 

TUESDAY- DECEMBER 17th - WELCOME

3:00 pm - Schools & Buses gather at the Black Hills & Badlands Visitor Center

Address: 1851 Discovery Circle, Rapid City, SD 57701

3:30 pm - All buses depart Black Hills & Badlands Visitor Center with a unified law enforcement escort.

4:00 pm - Arrive at the Rushmore Civic Center for the Community Welcome

5:00 pm - Dinner for LNI Board of Directors, teams & coaches ONLY. Located in Rushmore Hall North thru Food Court. Meal is sponsored by the Visit Rapid City, the VRC BID Board and the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

Guest Speaker will be Ruthie Bolton, Two Time WNBA All Star & Two Time Team USA Olympic Gold Medalist.

6:00 pm - Cheerleading Coaches Meeting in Civic Center

6:30 pm - Cheerleading Pre-Competition Exhibition Dance Practice

WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 18TH

Girls Games - Civic Center Ice Arena

9:00 am - Crow Creek vs. Omaha Nation

10:30 am - Pine Ridge vs. Crazy Horse

12:00 pm - Red Cloud vs. Santee

1:30 pm - White River vs. Oelrichs

3:00 pm - Cheyenne-Eagle Butte vs. Marty

4:30 pm - Custer vs. Lower Brule

6:00 pm - Little Wound vs. Tiospa Zina

7:30 pm - Todd County vs. St. Francis

Boy's Games - Civic Center Barnett Arena

9:00 am - Red Cloud vs. Crazy Horse

10:30 am - White River vs. Santee

12:00 pm - Pine Ridge vs. St. Francis

1:30 pm - Little Wound vs. Omaha Nation

3:00 pm - Crow Creek vs. Oelrichs

4:30 pm - Tiospa Zina vs. Marty

6:00 pm - Todd County vs. Custer

7:30 pm - Cheyenne-Eagle Butte vs. Lower Brule

Middle & High School Lakota Language Bowl

LaCroix B (Coordinators OLCSD Lakota Studies Department)

7:00 am - Registration Starts

9:00 am - Competition Starts

9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Art Show in LaCroix A & C (Coordinators Madonna Crow Eagle & Scott Fishel)

9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Business Plan Competition in Room 102 (Coordinator Courtney Two Lance)

Sponsored by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Credit & Finance Program.

10:00 am - Chess Tournament Starts in Rushmore F (Coordinator Troy Blake)

11:00 am to 7:00 pm - Teca Wacipi Okolakiciya Pow Wow in Rushmore A & B

11:00 am - P0w Wow Hand Games Registration in Rushmore C & D

pm7:00 pm - Knowledge Bowl Registration in LaCroix D (Coordinator McKayla Estes)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Officials Meeting in Rushmore G (Coordinator Dave Dolan)

THURSDAY - DECEMBER 19th

Cancer Awareness Day (Wear Pink)

All Boys & Girls Basketball Games

Start @9:00 am

Mako Sica Bracket - Barnett Arena

Paha Sapa - Ice Arena

Elementary Lakota Language Bowl

LaCroix B (Coordinators OLCSD Lakota Studies Department)

7:00 am - Registration Starts

7:9:00 am - Competition Starts

8:00 am to 12:00 pm - Knowledge Bowl Written Exams in LaCroix D (Coordinator McKayla Estes)

9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Art Show in LaCroix A & C (Coordinators Madonna Crow Eagle & Scott Fishel)

9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Business Plan Competition in Room 102 (Coordinator Courtney Two Lance)

Sponsored by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Credit & Finance Program.

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm - Knowledge Bowl Team Competition in LaCroix D (Coordinator McKayla Estes)

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm - 15th Annual Bear Jamboree.

Make and Take and enjoy all the creative booths. Santa will make his appearance and give out candy bags.

Poetry Slam

Rushmore A & B (Coordinator's Autumn White Eyes/Sunny Red Bear)

10:00 am - Registration Starts

11:00 am - Workshop

1:00 pm - Slam Starts

Half Time Events

5:oo pm - Bear Program

6:30 pm - Bear Program

8:00 pm - Coaches Honoring

Brandy Fairbanks, White River Spirit of 6 Class B

Rosie Iron Heart, Todd County Spirit of 6 Class A 

Kristi (Barnhart) Krogman - Class B Girls Basketball

Bob Boyd Jr., Todd County Class A Girls Basketball

Eldon Marshall, White River Class B Boys Basketball

Casey Means, Pine Ridge Class A Boys Basketball

 

 

FRIDAY - DECEMBER 20th (Neon Day)

All Boys & Girls Basketball Games

Start @9:00 am

Barnett Arena - Ice Arena - Rapid SKILLZ

8:00 a m - Knowledge Bowl Team Competition continues in LaCroix D (Coordinator McKayla Estes)

Hand Game Tournament

(Coordinator Roger White Eyes)

9:00 am - Rules Meeting in Rushmore C & D

10:00 am - Competition Starts in Rushmore C & D

9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Art Show in LaCroix A & C (Coordinators Madonna Crow Eagle & Scott Fishel)

9:00 am - Archery Preliminary Shooting in Rushmore North (Coordinator Tim Villa)

4:00 pm - Archery Finals Shooting in Rushmore North (Coordinator Tim Villa)

9:00 am to 6:00 pm - Business Plan Competition in Room 102 (Coordinator Courtney Two Lance)

Sponsored by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Credit & Finance Program.

4:30 pm - Honoring's and Grand Entry

Honor Evelyn Sissy Good House

Honor Coach Doug White Bull & 2004 LNI Championship Team

Veteran's Honoring

Grand Entry: Basketball Players, Cheerleaders, Wrestlers, Officials & Winners of All Activities.

*Flag Song 

Half Time Events

7:30 pm - Sacred Hoops Awards

South Dakota State Coaches Association - Spirit of Influence Award presented to Chuck Wilson, LNI Board President

9:00 pm - Public Service Awards Halftime of last semi-final game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY - DECEMBER 21st

All Boys & Girls Basketball 

Start @9:00 am

Barnett Arena - Ice Arena - St. Thomas More - Rapid SKILLZ

25th Annual Wrestling Tournament

(Coordinator Jennifer Schaer)

6:00 am - Weigh In @Rushmore A & B

9:00 am - Wrestling Starts @Rushmore A & B

5:00 pm - 25th Annual Wrestling Championships @Barnett Arena

11:00 am - Cheerleading Championship @Barnett Arena (Coordinator Kellee Brewer)

Immediately following the 25th Annual Wrestling Championships 

1989 & 2009 South Dakota Girls State A Champions Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes will be honored.

7:00 pm - Makosica Girl's Championship Game

(Awards to be handed out immediately following the Game)

Half-time of Girls Championship Game Lakota Nation Invitational Educators Honoring

8:30 pm - Makosica Boy's Championship Game

(Awards to be handed out immediately following the Game)

Half-time of Boys Championship Game Honoring

Ray Hillenbrand & Jim Weaver

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