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Native Ball: Legacy of a Trailblazer

A Native American girl uses basketball as a ticket to college and helping others.

About Native Ball: Legacy of a Trailblazer

Each year in the U.S., nearly 5,000 high-school girls’ basketball players earn a full-ride Division I scholarship. In 1992, only one was Native American: Blackfeet Nation’s Malia Kipp. Living in two worlds presented challenges, but Kipp carried the burden with grace and grit. Described by her chief as “a warrior,” she blazed a heroic and inspiring trail for other Native girls to follow.

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