Kyrie Irving becomes member of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Kyrie Irving (middle) is certainly proud to be representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on the floor, and in their community.

By Josh Giles Writer Kyrie Irving is a top point guard in the NBA today for the Brooklyn Nets, but it’s little known that he also has First Nations roots. His mother was a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and now they’ve welcomed him with open arms as well. In an Instagram post he simply said, “Home. I love you Mom. Full Circle.” Irving was even given a new name in Hélá which means ‘Little Mountain’. Since November of 2016, Irving has given support to protestors on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation who were demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline, and has been growing his relationship with the people of Standing Rock. He tries to represent them by burning sage around the court before every game to get…

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