Chance Lee Rush
Public Speaker | Youth Trainer | National Youth Conference Facilitator
• Enrolled Tribal Member: Three Affiliated Tribes (Hidatsa)
• Other Affiliations: Dakota, Arapaho, Otoe and Oneida
• School(s) Haskell Indian Nations University: 1998-99
• BSW: Oklahoma Baptist University 2000
• Currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma
I thank God everyday for the life HE has given me as well as the responsibilities that go along with it. While attending Haskell I created Cloudboy Consulting, LLC to work as a cultural and community consultant as a trainer, facilitator and speaker/spokesman at various conferences, schools, churches and communities.
For the past 13 years I have been blessed to conduct trainings throughout North America to promote and be an advocate for healthy living. My areas of interest and commitment are in the strength of family, community, education and culture.
I spent a part of my life in North Dakota on both the Standing Rock and Fort Berthold Indian Reservation before moving to Oklahoma with my mother where I established my education, family and home. Oklahoma is where I live but Fort Berthold is where I originated, its my home, its where I’m from, its my roots, and will be my final resting place.
I am very grateful to be a son, a brother, a friend and most importantly a father and advocate for healthy living. I have spent my entire life being alcohol and drug free. I believe being an example for others is the greatest gift you can give. I also believe that being consistent in my teachings, as well as showing and encouraging through my actions will lead to healthy choices for a better life style.
Since becoming a father I realize how blessed I am to have the opportunity to use my talents for personal growth. Running college track was a positive influence in pursuing my education. I took my drive and passion from the 400-meter track to serve others. I believe we can all take what we are great at and apply it to our daily lives.
I find it very important to be consistent in our communities. I believe that is where the strength and change starts. When I’m not visiting communities I spend most of my time with my children, I stay very active in my local communities, my church and with my family.