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Photos: WNBA Atlanta Dream's Native Heritage Night With Shoni Schimmel, Jude Schimmel and More

The WNBA Atlanta Dream continued their Heritage series June 19-21 with games honoring Native American culture.
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The WNBA Atlanta Dream continued their Heritage series June 19-21 with games honoring Native American culture.

On Friday, the Dream narrowly defeated the Chicago Sky, 74-73, when in a thrilling final second, Angel McCoughtry secured the lead in a buzzer beater performance. Guard Shoni Schimmel, Umatilla, leads the team in assists and averages 7.8 points per game.

The performers included singer Rhonda Duvall, who sang the National Anthem; the Native Pride Dancers, who performed at half-time; and the women warriors Sister Nations Color Guard presented flags for the game opening. And Jude Schimmel received the Atlanta Dream Women of Inspiration Award.

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#23 Schimmel intensely listening to referee calls during the Dream's June 19 game vs. Chicago Sky.

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Schimmel running the pass late in the fourth quarter, Dream is down 72 to 73.

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Schimmel attemps a 3-point shot against the Chicago Sky.

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Having fun before presenting flags, Sister Nations Color Guard take some selfies at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georiga.

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Fancy Shawl dancer, Dana Davenport, Meskwaki from Tama, Iowa performs during half-time with Native Pride Dancers.

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Larry Yazzie, founder and artistic director of Native Pride Dancer from Tama, Iowa, Meskwaki Nation, NativePrideArts.org.

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Daughter of Larry Yazzie, 9-year-old Samarra Morningstar Yazzie, Meskaki/Lakota from Eagle Butte, Montana, performs as cameras follow her around the court.

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Mary Brock, co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, presents Jude Schimmel with the Atlanta Dream Women of Inspiration Award.

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Shoni, and fellow teammates watch from the bench as the Dream make their thrilling final play with one second on the clock to win 74-73.

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A 4-year-old from Eastern Band of Cherokee, N.C., is excited to get a Shoni Schimmel autographed ball.