This story features a Little Priest Tribal College Lady Warrior!

"Alexus admits that without the game of basketball in her life, it would be “boring, empty, and confusing.” She attributes her skill and passion for the game to her entire family of players: her grandma, aunts, uncles, and siblings all love basketball. Through the sport, Alexus has learned to be more outgoing and open as new opportunities and friends have arisen from participation in the game.

Alexus plans to attend college in Winnebago, Nebraska, at Little Priest Tribal College to study elementary education and play basketball. Alexus believes in the power of education.

She wants others to know, “You should finish school...go to college, do something fun, inspire others around you...NO ONE should get in the way of what you want to do—if they do, keep pushing and try harder!”

It takes all of us working together to cultivate a culture that celebrates our unique differences and embraces one another without prejudice. We invite you to join us on our mission to dismantle barriers and inspire hope for Native voices unheard. Together we will see this generation of Native American youth thrive."