Basketball on Pine Ridge - Thirsty (for Knowledge) Thursday

Pine Ridge is home to over 30,000 members of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe.

Covering an area roughly the size of the state of Connecticut, it's an isolated place of both majestic beauty and abject poverty. It's considered to be the poorest part of the United States with around 85 per cent unemployment and the average family income is little more than 6,000 dollars a year.

When it comes to sport, Basketball is by far the most popular here, as it is on most Indian Reservations. Many tribes promote the sport and see it as a way of keeping Native youths away from the problems of drugs and alcohol, which blight so many of their communities.