Jordan is a fourth-generation runner who’s been running since she was 10 years old. What began as continuing family tradition transformed to representation in the sport as a Native athlete. Throughout the years of her high school, collegiate, and post-collegiate career, Jordan found a much deeper connection to her surroundings and to nature through running. She was able to find running to be for herself and no one else, a powerful discovery.
As time went on, Jordan began to start community organizing and advocating for Indigenous peoples and the injustices impacting so many POC and marginalized communities, running was a way to her disconnect and help manage the stress. Then, Jordan saw running become a platform for social change on the competitive platform in 2018, 2019, and present day, to intersect sport and advocacy. It was a way for her to raise awareness about an issue of the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous relatives, to now including our Black communities as well.
Running remains a way for Jordan to continue to connect, to continue to push herself, and run toward her goals and ambitions, but also to give visibility to the issues that are important, and that the world should be informed about. It’s a delicate balance to manage and one Jordan is still figuring out – but she's excited and grateful to be on this running journey personally and for our communities.