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People of different Native nations perform traditional dances Wednesday at a powwow for the 40th Lakota Nation Invitational at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

Journal file

TUESDAY, DEC. 12

4 p.m.: Welcome caravan leaves Black Hills & Badlands Visitor Center

4:30 p.m.: Arrive at Rushmore Civic Center for community welcome

​4 to 7 p.m.: Knowledge Bowl registration in LaCroix B

6:30 p.m.: Cheerleading pre-competition exhibition dance practice

​WEDNESDAY,  DEC. 13

Boys basketball games - Civic Center Barnett Arena

10 a.m.: Red Cloud vs. Marty

11:30 a.m.: Pine Ridge vs. Omaha Nation

1 p.m.: White River vs. Standing Rock

2:30 p.m.: Crow Creek vs. Crazy Horse

4 p.m.: Little Wound vs. Tiospa Zina

5:30 p.m.: Lower Brule vs. Todd County

7 p.m.: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte vs. Custer

8:30 p.m.: McLaughlin vs. St. Francis

​Girls basketball games - Civic Center Ice Arena

10 a.m.: Little Wound vs. Crazy Horse

11:30 a.m.: Todd County vs. Marty

1 p.m.: Pine Ridge vs. St. Francis

2:30 p.m.: Red Cloud vs. White River

4 p.m.: Custer vs. Standing Rock

5:30 p.m.: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte vs. Tiospa Zina

7 p.m.: McLaughlin vs. Lower Brule

8:30 p.m.: Crow Creek vs. Omaha Nation

​Half-time

7:30 p.m.: Wanbli Ceya, Nammy nominee

Events

7 a.m.: Registration for Elementary & Junior High Lakota Language Bowl; rules meeting at 9 a.m.; competition starts at 10 a.m. in LaCroix Hall B

​9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Art show in LaCroix A & C 

​9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Business Plan Competition in Room 102 

​10 a.m.: Chess Tournament starts in Rushmore F 

10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.: Youth Forum, "Little Wound Warriors" in Rushmore North

​11 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Teca Wacipi Okolakiciya Pow Wow in Rushmore A & B

​11 a.m.: Pow Wow Hand Games registration in Rushmore C & D

​6 p.m.: Knowledge Bowl registration in Rushmore G ​

THURSDAY, DEC. 14

Cancer Awareness Day (wear pink)

7 a.m.: High School Lakota Language Bowl registration starts; rules meeting at 9 a.m., Rushmore F

​8 a.m.: Cheerleading pre-competition exhibition dance practice in Don Barnett Arena

​8 to 9:30 a.m.: Meet and greet at Club Level at Ice Arena

​8 a.m. to noon: Knowledge Bowl written exams in LaCroix B

​9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Art show in LaCroix A & C; Business Plan Competition in Room 102 

10 a.m.: All boys and girls basketball quarter-final games start. Mako Sica Bracket in Barnett Arena; Paha Sapa, ice arena

12:30 p.m.: Poetry slam registration; event starts at 1 p.m. in LaCroix D

​1 to 3 p.m.: College fair in Room G

1 to 7 p.m.: Knowledge Bowl team competition in LaCroix Hall B 

​5 to 8 p.m.: 15th Annual Bear Jamboree. Make and take and enjoy all the creative booths. Santa will make his appearance and give out candy bags.

Half-time

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6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Bears Program

9 p.m.: Coaches honoring, State Tournament 2017; Lyle Lebeau Jr., Little Wound; Eldon Marshall, White River

​FRIDAY, DEC. 15

Neon Day

8 a.m.: All boys and girls semi-final basketball games start. Mako Sica Bracket, Barnett Arena; Paha Sapa, Ice Arena

​8 a.m.: Knowledge Bowl team competition continues in LaCroix B 

​9 a.m.: Archery in Rushmore North

9 a.m.: ​Hand Game Tournament rules meeting in Rushmore G; competition starts at 10 a.m. in Rushmore C & D

​9 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Art show in LaCroix A & C; Business Plan Competition in Room 102 

​10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Youth Forum Surveys: Education Booth

​4 p.m.: Hoop Dancer: Marina Allison (Friend of Luau Polynesia)

​4:30 p.m.: Honoring Lakota Code Talkers and all veterans.

​6 p.m.: Grand entry for basketball players, cheerleaders, wrestlers, officials and winners of all activities.

Half-time

7:30 p.m.: Nellie Long Honoring, Pine Ridge Volleyball Coach

9 p.m.: Dream Steps

​SATURDAY, DEC. 16

9 a.m.: All boys and girls final round basketball games begin at the Barnett Arena, Ice Arena and St. Thomas More

​11 a.m.: Cheerleading competition at Barnett Arena

7 p.m.: Makosica Girls Championship Game. Before the game, honoring of 1988 LNI Boys Basketball Champions, Cheyenne Eagle Butte Braves. At half time, honoring of 1987 Pine Ridge Thorpes Basketball Team. Awards to be handed out immediately following the game. 

9 p.m.: Makosica Boys Championship Game. Awards to be handed out immediately following the game.

Wrestling

7 a.m.: Weigh-in at Rushmore A & B

9 a.m.: Competitions start at Rushmore A & B

5 p.m.: Championships at Barnett Arena

— Visit lakotanationinvitational.com/events for schedule changes or updates.

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