Kyrie Irving was honored by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota on Thursday.
Kyrie, along with his sister Asia Irving, were given tribal names. They both have roots in the tribe from their mother's side.
"We could not be more excited, he has made us all very proud," Standing Rock chairman Mike Faith said in a statement. "To know that he has not forgotten his roots and is taking the time before he starts his basketball season to visit the People, his People, shows that Kyrie has great character and pride in his heritage."Irving's grandmother was a citizen of the tribe. He was given the name "Little Mountain," and his sister was given the name, "Buffalo Woman."
"It truly is as good day for Standing Rock," Mike Faith said, turning to the Irvings. "For you two, welcome home." [Yahoo Sports]The tribe and Irving have been in contact since his support of the protests of the Dakota access Pipeline in 2016.