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Kyrie to be honored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
« on: August 17, 2018, 05:47:07 PM »

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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24402172/standing-rock-sioux-honor-kyrie-irving-boston-celtics-ceremony

This feels like a very Kyrie kind of thing.

I really do love having this guy on the team.
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Re: Kyrie to be honored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2018, 06:15:16 PM »

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This is badass. This is a huge honor and as a native makes me more than proud. Had no idea he did all this.  :)

Re: Kyrie to be honored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2018, 09:47:04 PM »

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Very interesting. I didn't know this but his mother was half Standing Rock Sioux.

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2018, 11:12:39 PM »

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In June, Irving's released the "N7" version of his Kyrie 4 basketball shoes which featured a Standing Rock seal on the heels of the shoes.

He's just branding.  Nothing to see here.

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It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I've set out for the team and myself."

... you acquired a staph infection because you chose to have an unnecessary surgery at the expense of your team.  Go to NY, ya dingus.
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Re: Kyrie to be honored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 11:21:22 PM »

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Very interesting. I didn't know this but his mother was half Standing Rock Sioux.

I didnít know much about her at all.  My son is about the same age Kyrie was when he lost his mother. I canít even imagine.

http://nbafamily.wikia.com/wiki/Elizabeth_Irving

Iím glad Kyrie is in touch with this part of his heritage.  Native American families were largely victimized by adoption agencies and the child welfare system in the 1960s and 1970s. Not a lot of folks are familiar with the history here, but about 1/3 of all Native children were intentionally removed  from the home of their parents and placed with non-Native families. Itís a tragedy that Congress finally corrected via the Indian Child Welfare Act.

https://www.nicwa.org/about-icwa/

I have no idea if racist policies were what led to Kyrieís mom being adopted as a newborn, but Iím glad heís in touch with his motherís tribe.


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Re: Kyrie to be honored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 04:11:53 AM »

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In June, Irving's released the "N7" version of his Kyrie 4 basketball shoes which featured a Standing Rock seal on the heels of the shoes.

He's just branding.  Nothing to see here.

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It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I've set out for the team and myself."

... you acquired a staph infection because you chose to have an unnecessary surgery at the expense of your team.  Go to NY, ya dingus.
Haha, wow. Keep digging that hole

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 07:56:46 AM »

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In June, Irving's released the "N7" version of his Kyrie 4 basketball shoes which featured a Standing Rock seal on the heels of the shoes.

He's just branding.  Nothing to see here.

Quote
It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I've set out for the team and myself."

... you acquired a staph infection because you chose to have an unnecessary surgery at the expense of your team.  Go to NY, ya dingus.
Haha, wow. Keep digging that hole
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Re: Kyrie to be honored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 02:07:47 PM »

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Kyrie Irving goes through naming ceremony, called Little Mountain

CANNON BALL, N.D. -- In an emotional naming ceremony, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was given the Lakota name Little Mountain by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe Thursday.

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.

"We're welcoming home two of our own," Standing Rock chairman Mike Faith said. "This definitely is history."

Irving's mother, Elizabeth Larson, was a descendant of the Standing Rock Sioux but was adopted out as a small child. Irving, whose mother died when he was 4, has known about his lineage and has recently starting embracing it.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/24454604/kyrie-irving-boston-celtics-gets-little-mountain-lakota-name-standing-rock-sioux-tribe

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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 02:30:19 PM »

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Nice and heart-warming article on Kyrie Irving. Proud of him for his work here.

He walks a different path than some.

I wish him well - on the court in Green and with his continued work off of it.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 03:14:21 PM »

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loved the article and info....cool

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2018, 05:07:51 PM »

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Re: Kyrie to be honored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2018, 07:27:37 PM »

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In June, Irving's released the "N7" version of his Kyrie 4 basketball shoes which featured a Standing Rock seal on the heels of the shoes.

He's just branding.  Nothing to see here.

Quote
It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I've set out for the team and myself."

... you acquired a staph infection because you chose to have an unnecessary surgery at the expense of your team.  Go to NY, ya dingus.
Haha, wow. Keep digging that hole

Is this idiom less familiar to you? It's not applicable here.
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
-Larry Bird

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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2018, 08:00:12 PM »

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In June, Irving's released the "N7" version of his Kyrie 4 basketball shoes which featured a Standing Rock seal on the heels of the shoes.

He's just branding.  Nothing to see here.

Quote
It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I've set out for the team and myself."

... you acquired a staph infection because you chose to have an unnecessary surgery at the expense of your team.  Go to NY, ya dingus.
Haha, wow. Keep digging that hole

Is this idiom less familiar to you? It's not applicable here.
Considering the way you dig a deeper hole for yourself every time you comment on something Kyrie related, I reckon it does

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2018, 08:10:22 PM »

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In June, Irving's released the "N7" version of his Kyrie 4 basketball shoes which featured a Standing Rock seal on the heels of the shoes.

He's just branding.  Nothing to see here.

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It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I've set out for the team and myself."

... you acquired a staph infection because you chose to have an unnecessary surgery at the expense of your team.  Go to NY, ya dingus.
Haha, wow. Keep digging that hole

Is this idiom less familiar to you? It's not applicable here.
Considering the way you dig a deeper hole for yourself every time you comment on something Kyrie related, I reckon it does

You've repeated yourself without addressing the issue.  That's an incorrect use of the idiom. 
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
-Larry Bird

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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2018, 10:58:58 PM »

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Curious if Kyrie might like to dip his fingers even deeper into politically charged matters concerning his Sioux heritage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_v._Sioux_Nation_of_Indians

(Fascinating caselaw. Refusing (now over 1 billion US dollars) in compensation in lieu of legal recognition of a trespass. As a lawyer myself involved in a case involving Indigenous Land Rights, this situation is intriguing. Admittedly, the compensation is safely in trust, but still that is a lotta coin that the leaders are refusing).

He might also like to comment on the imminent expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which appears to be going ahead with support from "what's-that-third-branch-of-government-i-want-to-get-rid-of?" Rick Perry.. http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/traffic-and-construction/4485768-ceo-says-dakota-access-pipeline-expansion-be-announced-soon

"I think it's irresponsible for states to block resources that are in this country's national interest," Perry said.

Warren responded with "I love you, Rick. I love what you just said."


Much modelling suggests that we are already past the point of no return with Climate Change: but I am curious to see at what point everyone will actually start panicking about it. I would take the under if the line is 7 years.

EDIT: He has dipped his fingers before. Apologies to Kyrie:

https://twitter.com/KyrieIrving/status/801191934895144961?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E801191934895144961&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.celticsblog.com%2F2018%2F8%2F23%2F17773960%2Fkyrie-little-mountain-irving-honored-by-the-sioux-tribe-boston-celtics
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