NAADA encourages youth to follow their dreams. NAADA will support youth and provide guidance, encouragement and financial support. Our team loves to see children succeed and fulfilling their dreams!
NAADA will advocate for the students and teach them how to advocate for themselves and let others know what they need to succeed. It is important to say what you need to say and that you know that it is ok to let your needs be known.
Dallas graduated from Park High School in Livingston Mt. Dallas played basketball and tennis. He than played two years at Little Big Horn Comm. College and two years at MSU in Bozeman Mt.
His passion for the game has lead to travel throughout the US playing in high level tournaments as well as a successful professional tour playing in Spain.
Dallas has been an assistant boys basketball coach in Livingston Montana for three years. Dallas is a Board Member as well as Treasurer of NAADA.
Mark played high school basketball in Moorhead Mn. He than went on to play college basketball at Mary College in Bismarck No. Dak, Bismarck State, Rainy River in Mn and Western in Montana. He played for the Washington Generals and World All Stars and competed against and traveled with the Harlem Globetrotter from 2014-2017. Since his retirement from basketball he has continued to surround himself around the game through coaching, skill development and reffing. Mark is a Board Member of NAA
Dr. Tarissa Spoonhunter, Niieihii Biixoonoo Hisei has a Ph.D and Masters of Arts degree in American Indian Studies from the University of AZ and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Montana. She works as a professor at Central WY College and mentors students in Traditional Ecological Knowledge of STEM fields of studies. She is the mother of 3 children, Takes Victory, Bluebird Woman and Red Paint Woman. She has traveled extensively through powwows in Canada and the United States that has allowed her to network with many native professionals on the collegiate level. She continues to build partnerships with higher education institutions and tribal leadership programs and community mentors to build a pathway for for career oriented students that want to return to their native community upon graduating with a college degree. Tarissa is a Board Member as well as Secret
Juno graduated from Fargo North High School. He was the 1st Mr. Basketball in North Dakota. Juno played 4 years of basketball for the NDSU Bison. He has coached at the collegiate level as well as high school level. He currently teaches Health and PE at Standing Rock. He was the Athletic Director for Standing Rock for 5 years. He currently coaches for the Bismarck Demons Basketball Team. Juno is a Board Member and Vice President of NAADA.
Carrie graduated from Moorhead State University. She graduated with a BA Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology and a Minor in Indian Studies. She has had this dream of creating NAADA for 12 years. Carrie has 4 children whom she treasures and that have kept her busy, and are now grown up. She now wants to mentor other children and watch them grow and succeed. Carrie has watched so many wonderful athletes, dancers, singers, artists, story tellers, writers and great people get caught up and lost in drugs and alcohol. She wants to encourage kids to keep focusing their time and energy on what they love and follow their dreams and not put that time and energy into drinking and drugs. Carrie is a Board Member and President of NAADA.
These boys have all signed and are going on to next level. So proud of all of them and we will be there to continue to support, mentor and teach them to continue advocating for yourselves. Keep shining!!
Naada is a new and exciting nonprofit! Our team continues to grow and change with the needs of our youth and their families. Our nonprofits goal is to educate children of the dangers of drugs and alcohol. We are trying to teach the youth that we are working with to mentor other youth and show them that there is another way...a drug, alcohol and tobacco free way. Children are great teachers, and when other children see them believing in themselves and following their dreams, others will follow.
We focus on the children. Especially those who want to succeed, but need support and encouragement. Many children are raising themselves or being raised by Grandparents who are struggling to make ends meet. We want to give these talented children a chance. We want them to follow their dreams and succeed. Your donations will help a beautiful child succeed!
NAADA works hand in hand with several other nonprofits. We work with the Sacred Walk Initiative, Warrior Movement, All Nations and several other nonprofits. Children are gifts, they are sacred, many are struggling and need to know that they are not alone. Join our team.
Thank you for your generosity and support. Your support and contributions will help a child fulfill their dreams and goals. Thank you!