The Lakota Nation Invitational is not just for athletes, but aesthetes as well. An aesthete, if you are wondering, is someone who loves the arts, poetry, culture and nature.
This year marks the fourth annual poetry slam at LNI.
Lakota student poet Wiyaka reads during the third round of the poetry slam at the 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational.
Nine high school poets from across South Dakota read their work during two score keeping rounds. Only four poets advanced to the third round. But, as was so often noted, poetry isn’t about scoring or numbers.