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Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss

in Durango, CO (Southern Ute/Southern Cheyenne/Caddo)

Mentor Org

Disabled Sports USA – Adaptive Sports Association

Location

Durango, CO

Tribe

Southern Ute/Southern Cheyenne/Caddo

Noah's dream is to bring better adaptive sports to Native people with disabilities, and show them what is possible as a person with a disability. 

Native Americans have the highest per capita disability rate in the U.S. and yet there are almost no programs on the reservations for adaptive sports. Noah knows about this firsthand, as he was injured in an accident as a child, and now uses a wheelchair. He has had the chance participate in all kinds of adaptive sports from basketball to skiing and white water rafting, and he wants to provide the opportunity for other Native people.

In order to accomplish this, Noah will be hosting four basketball camps for Native people with disabilities. The camps will include instructive clinics and exhibition games. They will take place in different areas spanning New Mexico, Colorado & Arizona. 

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Additional Information

Noah's camps have an official Facebook! Visit the Tribal Adaptive Organization Facebook page for up to date information about the next camps!

Noah recieved a National Congress of American Indians Youth Leadershp award and gave the keynote address at NCAI's Youth Leaders Luncheon

Noah was also named a National Indian Gaming Association 2016 Youth Ambassador

Noah was named Sports'n Spokes Magazine's Jr. Athlete of the Year

Noah's wheelchair basketball camp in Duke City was featured in the news! Twice!

Noah was named a 2016 Champion for Change by the Center for Native American Youth.

Noah spoke at the White House as part of “Generation Indigenous: Raising Impact with Innovative and Proven Strategies, Philanthropic Native Youth Summit.”

"Student Honored by Center for Native American Youth," The Journal

"Rez Ball on Wheels! Noah Hotchkiss Recruited to Play Division I Wheelchair Basketball,"Indian Country Today


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