43rd Annual American Indian College Motivation Day at Humboldt State

43rd Annual American Indian College Motivation Day at Humboldt State

August 20, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


My name is Jude Schimmel. Jude Schimmel never expected to be a role model I’m 21 years old and I’m a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. I play professional basketball I’ve written a book I’ve also graduated from the University of Louisville And I work for Nike N7. I think it’s also important to point out, Jude can really ball. Today I’m on campus here at HSU Because I want to be an inspiration and tell Native kids that they can go to college and be successful and do whatever they please. Being a little Rez kid, and having the chance to play in the national championship was absolutely surreal. Honestly, half the battle is your mindset. How you think and how you feel How you let yourself think and how you let yourself feel. I know what the struggle is like, people try and place limits on you. They try and tell you there’s no hope. But, I’m telling you they’re wrong. I just want to say ‘thank you guys very much for having me’, And I hope that each and every one of you does not sell yourself short. Thank you guys. [Applause]