Kyrie Irving and his older sister, Asia Irving, were given Lakota names when they were welcomed into their late mother’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe in 2018. In his recent visit to Standing Rock, Irving was welcomed as an official member.
Irving had his enrollment application approved by the tribal council and administration at the Standing Rock Lakota/Dakota Tribal Headquarters.
The NBA Star was given the name, “Hela,” which translates to “Little Mountain.” His sister’s Lakota name, Tatanka Winyan, translates to “Buffalo Woman.”
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