Celtics player Kyrie Irving, and sister welcomed home by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Celtics player Kyrie Irving, and sister welcomed home by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Posted By Corinne Oestreich August 26th, 2018 Blog

On Aug 24th, Kyrie Irving and his sister Asia were welcomed home in a ceremony with the Standing Rock Sioux in Cannon Ball ND.

Irving's mother was adopted and the two siblings were welcomed home in an emotional ceremony and given names.

“Wearing a traditional shirt with ribbons, Irving stood on a buffalo skin and was prayed over by a tribe elder, Vernon Iron Horse. As a drum group played and chanted, Irving was wrapped in a blanket, had an eagle feather tied into his hair along with a medicine ball made of porcupine quills, and had a beaded medallion placed over his head as his name was revealed to him.

Irving's older sister, Asia, was also part of the ceremony and was given the Lakota name Buffalo Woman.”

You can read the full article with ESPN here.

Video from NDNSports.com

Kyrie Irving at the Standing Rock Sioux tribe

Posted by ndnsports.com on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Featured image by Adam Sings In the Timber

About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with powwows.com since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.



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