Native Athletes supporting one another for a strong independent future

The AdaptiveTeam

Come Join Up
We are inviting you and your Tribal Community to join with us as we work together as a team to improve the life and health of Native Americans with disabilities.  Our Mission, should you chose to accept, is To use sports as a tool to improve the lives of Native Americans with disabilities.  As a team of athletes, mentors, tribal leaders and educators we will work hard and train to accomplish whatever goal we set and break any barrier that is put before us!
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Join the A Team
  1. Noah Blue Elk Hotchkiss(S. Ute/S. Cheyenne/Caddo)
    Noah had a dream to bring more adaptive sports opportunities to the rez. Thanks to Billy Mills and Running Strong for American Indian Youth he was able to get started. In 2015 Noah began to host his first Wheelchair Basketball Camps and to travel to speak with Tribal Leaders and anyone who would listen about the impact adaptive sports has had on his life. A National Champion Mono-skier, surfer, whitewater river guide and basketball player, Noah loves to share his passion with disabled Natives and their communities.
  2. Marcus "Chilly" Chishchilly (Navajo)
    After losing a leg as a Marine in Afghanistan Marcus has gone on to become one of Indian Countries Premier adaptive athletes. An inspired speaker, Marcus loves to share how adaptive sports has helped him to not only heal, but to exceed every expectation. A marathon runner, surfer and Wheelchair basketball player, Marcus promotes family values and a service ethic that inspire people with disabilities to find their greater purpose!
  3. Joseph Ray (Laguna Pueblo/Zuni)
    As our adaptive Elder, Joseph brings wisdom and compassion for every disability to our team. Joseph has been a wheelchair user since his accident 28 years ago. Since that time, Joseph has been an adaptive athlete and avid outdoorsman. More importantly, Joseph has been a strong advocate for Natives with disabilities through grassroots movements to legislative processes. Joseph understands that the approach to improve lives for people with disabilities is multi faceted and continues to mentor youth. As the Sub Chair for NCAI's committee on disabilities Joseph helps to guide and improve our lives in a positive way.