Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving is Coming to Standing Rock
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, who also won a championship playing alongside LeBron James while with the Cleveland Cavaliers, is visiting Standing Rock Indian Reservation this week.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is labeling Irving's visit as a "homecoming" of sorts. Irving is Lakota as his late mother, Elizabeth Ann Larson, was adopted off of Standing Rock when she was a child. Irving's grandmother, the late Meredith Marie Mountain, was a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
The visit will be Irving's first to Standing Rock. In a statement from the tribe's spokeswoman, it was stated that "Kyrie has long known about his heritage and connection to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and was an active supporter of the NoDAPL movement."
Irving has a Standing Rock tattoo on his neck and recently, had a Nike basketball shoe released that was designed to honor the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, water, and his mother.
The homecoming event is open for the public to attend and will take place Thursday (August 23rd) at Prairie Knights Pavillion.