hoops, hip-hop and hope.

The On Eagles' Wings ministry came to Rapid City to bring the “resurrection to the reservation." The 40 person young adult group uses hoops, hip-hop and hope to evangelize to teens and young adult Native Americans. “We go where the youth hang out,” Joe Donnell, 33, a Native American evangelist, said. In Native communities, that often means a basketball court.

In the first photograph, Tyrone Sudden Brave, laying on the court, prays with Joe Donnell, center top, and other members of the On Eagles' Wings group while waiting for the ambulance after he badly injured his leg during a pick-up basketball game.

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